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ESPN and Netflix Set New April 19 Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated Documentary Series “The Last Dance”

10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA Championship in 1998 is produced by Mandalay Sports Media, in association with NBA Entertainment and Jump 23, to debut on Netflix Mondays starting April 20

Today it was announced that “The Last Dance,” the highly anticipated 10-part documentary series, will debut on Netflix beginning Monday, 20 April with two new episodes weekly. The series will also be available in the U.S. on ESPN. The series, directed by Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “The ’85 Bears,”…

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Basketball Africa League Postpones Start of Inaugural Season

The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA, is a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (https://www.theBAL.com/) today postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal. The following statement has been issued by BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall: “Following the recommendation of the Senegalese government regarding the escalating health concerns related to…

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Basketball Africa League (BAL): Transcripts of All Star 2020 Game Players (Sunday February 16, 2020)

Please see below highlighted Giannis Antetokounmpo’s thoughts on playing with Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam and coach Frank Vogel speaking about the BAL

Q. Giannis, why was it important for you to have your brothers, Pascal Siakam and Joel Embiid on this team and picking them, given your African heritage, and what was it like to share the floor with them and what message does it send to the world about the talent…

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Basketball Africa League: Transcripts of NBA players’ reactions at NBA All-Star 2020 (Saturday February 15, 2020)

Top NBA basketball players react on the significance of a professional basketball league in Africa

JOEL EMBIID: I think it's really important because there's a lot of special talent that the world doesn't know about. If you look at the guys in the league who have been able to make it, there's probably somebody better than me or has the potential to be better than…

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Basketball Africa League announces the 12 teams that will compete in Inaugural Season

Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Monastir and Salé to host regular season beginning March 13

NIKE and Jordan Brand Unveil Official Basketball Africa League Uniforms; Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Monastir and Salé to Host Regular Season Beginning March 13; Kigali to Host BAL Finals The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (theBAL.com) today announced the 12 club teams from 12 African countries that will compete in the…

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Africa: Transcript of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's Press Conference at NBA All-Star 2020 (Saturday February 15, 2020)

(…) QUESTION: Adam, I just want to ask you what are your expectations for the Basketball Africa League? And when you have three starters from that continent, what does it say about the potential pipeline of talent coming from there? ADAM SILVER: Thanks for asking. So we are launching our Basketball…

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Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (NBA.com/AllStar), which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform Special Tribute to Kobe Bryant at The 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Chaka Khan and Tenille Arts to Sing U.S. and Canadian National Anthems

Hudson’s Performance to Open the Night Prior to Player Introductions; Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Quavo to Join Chance The Rapper for NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show; Chaka Khan and Tenille Arts to Sing U.S. and Canadian National Anthems, Respectively; Queen Latifah to Sing with Chicago Youth in Special Performance During State…

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Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

Deng was a member of the Great Britain National Team in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and captained Team Africa in the NBA Africa Games in 2015 and 2017

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today named two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Luol Deng as BAL Global Ambassador.  Following his retirement from an NBA career that spanned 15 years, Deng will help grow the BAL’s profile throughout Africa and around the world, while inspiring African youth through basketball. “I…

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NBA Family to Engage Tens of Thousands of Youth and More Than 40 Community-Based Organizations Across Chicago as Part of NBA All-Star 2020 Outreach Efforts

As part of NBA All-Star 2020, members of the NBA family will support tens of thousands of children across Chicago’s neighborhoods through programs and events tipping off on Wednesday, Feb. 12

First-Ever NBA (https://www.NBA.com/) All-Star Youth Leadership Council to Unveil Five Youth-Led Projects in Chicago’s Neighborhoods with Support from the Chicago Bulls and Three Local Community Organizations; More Than $1 Million to be Contributed to Local Organizations Through NBA Cares Efforts; Team Giannis and Team LeBron to Play for After School…