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NBA Africa and KFC Africa Announce Marketing Partnership

Basketball Fans Across Eight African Countries Will Have Opportunity to Win Tickets to Live NBA Games in the U.S. and Access Co-Branded Products and Merchandise

NBA (www.NBA.com) Africa and KFC Africa today announced a marketing partnership that will see NBA Africa and KFC Africa collaborate on a number of promotions and activations for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent:  Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Through the partnership, KFC Africa and NBA…

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Denver’s Nikola Jokić Wins 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Serbian Center Becomes 13th Player Selected as MVP in Consecutive Seasons

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić has been named the 2021-22 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today. Download document (1): https://bit.ly/3svVqh8 This is the second Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Jokić, who also earned the honor last season. He becomes the 13th player to win the…

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NBA Premieres “Playoffs on NBA Lane” Globally – The Latest Short Film Celebrating the League’s 75th Anniversary Season

Featuring six NBA All-Stars and more than 20 NBA legends, broadcasters, celebrities and notable faces from around the game, “Playoffs on NBA Lane” captures the excitement, culture and history of the NBA postseason

Film Features Six NBA All-Stars: Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Luka Dončić, Joel Embiid, Darius Garland and Ja Morant; Also Starring Anthony Anderson, Marv Albert, Charles Barkley, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Issa Rae, Breanna Stewart, Ben Stiller, Chris Webber Among More Than 20 NBA (www.NBA.com) Legends, Broadcasters, Celebrities and Notable Faces from Around the Game…

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NBA Africa and Royal Bafokeng Nation Expand Long-Term Youth Development Partnership in South Africa

NBA Africa and the Royal Bafokeng Nation, through its sports development arm Royal Bafokeng Sports (RBS), announced an expansion of their youth development partnership

12th year of Royal Bafokeng jr. NBA (www.NBA.com) programme will reach more than 20,000 boys and girls from 44 schools across the Royal Bafokeng Nation and Greater Rustenburg region; Programme has reached more than 100,000 youth since 2011 through basketball development and youth engagement initiatives. NBA Africa and the Royal…

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Twelve NBA Academy Africa Prospects Join Basketball Africa League Rosters As Part Of New “BAL Elevate” Program

The inaugural BAL Elevate program will feature 12 prospects from six African countries who currently attend NBA Academy Africa

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) announced “BAL Elevate,” a new program that will see one NBA Academy Africa prospect join each of the 12 BAL teams for the league’s 2022 season tipping off Saturday, March 5. The inaugural BAL Elevate program will feature 12 prospects from six African countries who currently…

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Steph Curry Leads Team Lebron To A Win In 71st NBA All-Star Game

Curry was named the 2022 Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most Valuable Player (MVP), making history for the most three-pointers made in an All-Star Game

Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry scored 50 points and Lakers’ LeBron James hit the game winner and Team LeBron defeated Team Durant 163-160 in the 71st NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio in the early hours of this morning. Curry was named the 2022 Kia NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant Most…

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NBA All-Star 2022 – Saturday Highlights

Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece, ties to Nigeria) reflected on their All-Star experience this year

Team Cavs won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Karl-Anthony Towns took the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest and Obi Toppin claimed the AT&T Slam Dunk at State Farm All-Star Saturday Night as the NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star 2022 continued in Cleveland yesterday. Download document (Giannis Antetokounmpo): https://bit.ly/3gY1Mj5 Download document (Joel Embiid): https://bit.ly/3LIjDZH Giannis, Alex and Thanasis…

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NBA Africa and Hennessy to Host League’s First NBA Crossover Lifestyle Event on the Continent

NBA Crossover in Lagos, Nigeria on Feb. 5 will feature celebrity basketball game and Africa’s first Floating basketball court

NBA Africa and Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, today announced that NBA Crossover, an invite-only lifestyle event that will showcase the convergence of the NBA (www.NBA.com) and popular culture through the art, fashion, music and technology that surround today’s game, will take place in Africa for the first time on…

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Dambisa Moyo and Forest Whitaker Join Group of Strategic Investors in NBA Africa

Global Economist and New York Times Best-Selling Author Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Academy Award-Winner and Social Activist Forest Whitaker Join Group of African Business Leaders and Former NBA Players Invested in NBA Africa

NBA Africa (www.NBA.com) today announced that global economist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Dambisa Moyo and Academy Award-winning actor and social activist Forest Whitaker have joined NBA Africa (https://on.nba.com/3ecLxgU) as strategic investors. Moyo (https://DambisaMoyo.com), who was born in Zambia, is a global economist, author and international public speaker. …

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NBA Africa and Rise Partner to Engage Exceptionally Talented Teenagers around the World

As part of the Rise Challenge, Rise will select 100 Global Winners from tens of thousands of applicants from around the world to participate in the 2022 Rise Cohort

Rise Challenge Will See 100 Winners Receive Access to a Lifetime of Benefits, Including Scholarships, Mentorship, Opportunities for Career Development and Funding for Future Ventures for Public Benefit; Rise is the Anchor Program of a $1 Billion Philanthropic Commitment by Eric and Wendy Schmidt to Find and Support Global Talent.…