On the streets they may shout "Death to America", but on the court they cheer for American basketball players.
They have even been warmly welcomed on teams sponsored by the Iranian Ministry of Defence.
"Basketball is universal - so there's no colour, no race; we just bond - from day one when I came here the team just took me in and we just took off," says veteran Andre Pitts. "When I first got here I think it was only me and two other Americans. Now we have almost 20 I believe," says Waitari Marsh.
I guess when their not banning the rest of the world's culture, wiping out Iseral, stoning etc
they're up for balling. That is once they change the rules to there suiting.