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NBA Africa and Basketball Africa League Join 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

NBA Africa and the BAL to Support NGOs in Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa as Part of Commitment to Advancing Gender Equality on the Continent

NBA Africa (www.NBA.com) and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that they are supporting the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign” (16dayscampaign.org) the most widely-recognized and longest-running campaign for women’s rights in the world with the goal of eliminating of all forms…

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NBA and Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Announce Multiyear Partnership to Host First NBA Games in the United Arab Emirates

The partnership will also include a variety of interactive fan events featuring appearances by current and former NBA players

Groundbreaking Partnership Marks First NBA (www.NBA.com) Games in the Arabian Gulf; partnership Also Includes Fan Events, Jr. NBA Leagues for Boys and Girls, NBA Fit Clinics and NBA 2K League Events Beginning in 2022. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu…

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Toronto Raptors Vice-Chairman and President Masai Ujiri joins Fremantle & Passenger Basketball Africa League Documentary Series as Executive Producer

Ujiri, who was the architect behind the Raptors’ historic 2019 NBA Championship, will serve as an Executive Producer on the series

Toronto Raptors Vice-Chairman and President Masai Ujiri has joined the new landmark documentary series on the recently-launched Basketball Africa League (BAL) as an Executive Producer. Ujiri, who was the architect behind the Raptors’ historic 2019 NBA Championship, will serve as an Executive Producer on the series, which is being directed…

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The SABC acquires TV broadcast Rights for the NBA

In the inaugural live broadcast of the 75th Anniversary Season, the Washington Wizards will host the Boston Celtics on Saturday, 30 October at 23:00 SAST

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), through SABC Sport (https://bit.ly/3ClY8su) is pleased to announce an exciting multiyear television broadcast rights agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com).  In the inaugural live broadcast of the 75th Anniversary Season, the Washington Wizards will host the Boston Celtics on Saturday, 30 October…

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NBA Rosters Feature 109 International Players From 39 Countries

The 2021-22 season tipping off tonight marks the eighth consecutive season that opening-night rosters feature at least 100 international players

Landmark 75th Anniversary Season Marks Eighth Consecutive Year With at Least 100 International Players; Toronto Raptors Feature Record-Tying 10 International Players, Followed by the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder with Seven Each; 13 African Players on Opening-Night Rosters. The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) announced that 109 international players…

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The NBA and Formula 1 Announce Content and Promotion Partnership to Celebrate The NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season and the United States Grand Prix

Exclusive imagery featuring F1® cars in custom liveries representing all 30 NBA teams will be dropped on NBA and F1 social channels around the world

Content of F1 Cars in Custom NBA Livery to Drop on NBA (www.NBA.com) and F1 Social Media Platforms Starting Today; F1 Drivers to Compete in Free Throw Challenge for Charity at ESPN Studio in the Circuit of the Americas Paddock Alongside NBA Legends. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Formula…

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NBA Africa to Recognize League’s 75 Most Memorable Moments on the Continent in Celebration of 75th Anniversary Season

Iconic Players, Moments and Events from League’s History in Africa Will Be Unveiled on NBA Africa Social Media Channels Throughout Landmark NBA 75 Season in 2021-22

NBA Africa today announced that it will recognize the league’s 75 most memorable moments on the continent in celebration of the NBA (www.NBA.com)’s 75th Anniversary Season.  The campaign begins today and will run on the NBA Africa Facebook (https://bit.ly/3n9y2CE), Twitter (https://bit.ly/3jhqV9V) and Instagram (https://bit.ly/3jdfoss) channels throughout the landmark NBA 75…

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NBA to unveil 75th Anniversary Team during opening week of 2021-22 season

The team is being selected by a blue-ribbon panel of media and current and former players, coaches, general managers and team executives

75 Greatest Players to Be Announced on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off (www.NBA.com) and ESPN’s NBA Today Oct. 19-21; Clyde Drexler, Magic Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson to Serve as Ambassadors for the 75th Anniversary Season. The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that its 75th Anniversary Team, comprised of the 75…

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Hichem Benayad-Cherif Receives Inaugural Basketball Africa League Ubuntu Award

In recognition of Benayad-Cherif’s efforts, the BAL will donate $5,000 to benefit a charitable organization of his choice

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that Hichem Benayad-Cherif, a forward for Algeria’s Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers (GSP), has received the inaugural BAL Ubuntu Award for his ongoing efforts to use the game of basketball to positively impact the lives of Algerian youth. Benayad-Cherif founded Elite Student Athlete Academy…

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New York Liberty’s Michaela Onyenwere Named 2021 KIA WNBA Rookie of the Year

Onyenwere received 47 votes from a national panel of 49 sportswriters and broadcasters

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere has been named the 2021 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year, the WNBA announced. She becomes the first player to win the annual award with the Liberty. Onyenwere received 47 votes from a national panel of 49 sportswriters and broadcasters. Atlanta Dream guard Aari…