El-Amin finds a basketball home

Updated: May 5, 2005, 2:27 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

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ISTANBUL, Turkey – Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the most remarkable places of worship in the history of the world. More than 1,400 years old, it's a monument to the challenges and promises that come when two different ideas crash into one another.

Built in the 6th century by Roman emperor Justinian, Haghia Sophia was regarded as the heart of Christianity in the East. When Istanbul was conquered by the Ottoman Muslims ...

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