Hawks stars Joe Johnson and Al Horford were among the nine NBA players who kicked off the Hoops for Troops USO Tour on Monday. The players met with several thousand military members and their families at Schofield Barracks, an Army base in Oahu, Hawaii. They also visited injured servicemen and signed autographs and took pictures with soldiers and their families.
The USO, United Service Organization, is a private, non-profit organization that provides moral support, entertainment and recreational services to members of the U.S. military and family members.
Other players on the tour included league MVP, Derrick Rose (Bulls), D.J. Agustin (Bobcats), Tyreke Evans (Kings), Brook Lopez (Nets), Robin Lopez (Suns), JaValee McGee (Wizards), and Mike Miller (Heat).
The tour will last one week and include basketball games at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman and Schofield.