Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2008

Naser Shahalemi

Age: 30
Title: President, National Basketball Association of Afghanistan

PRO: This Kabul native makes up for his youth and inexperience with sheer audacity, resurrecting Afghanistan's national team from war-induced dormancy. His home court? The stadium where the Taliban used to execute prisoners.

CON: No salary. No budget. No team jerseys. The government is too busy fighting a war to spend money on sports.