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Rare father, son NBA duo hold basketball camp

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A rare father and son NBA duo have teamed up to hold a basketball camp for Austin-area youngsters.

It's a special time for former San Antonio Spurs great James Silas.

"It's beautiful to be able to see him out here with me," Former Spurs guard, James Silas said.

Silas has teamed up with his son Xavier to put on their first-ever basketball camp together.

"We love doing it. Now he sees how important it is to give back to kids and do things. So it's real touchy and real fun for us," James Silas said.

"It means a lot because we all went, my friends and I went to his camps when we were little this age. Now to be able to be a part of it and have it be my own, it's a great feeling," NBA Free Agent, Xavier Silas said.

Xavier played with the Philadelphia 76er's and is now with the Milwaukee Bucks. Many remember his days at Austin High, but before then he was at St. Stephen's, where his love for basketball started.

"I grew up here. I went here from the sixth to the tenth grade. It was like family here. I left to go to Austin High, but at the same time, I grew up and I became who I am because of St. Stephen's. It means a lot. It's really important for me to have it here," Xavier Silas said.

"They laid their foundation educationally. And the first time he showed me he wanted to play basketball. Because I never pushed him to play," James Silas said. "Certain times are touchy and this is one of these touchy things. We both played in the league. Just a touchy thing. We love doing it."

"Whenever I got into the league, he always wanted to do a joint camp. So this is really just his camp. Then I put my name on it and now it's both of ours and it feels good," Xavier Silas said.

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