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Video News Release: Introducing the Basketball Africa League (BAL), the first of its kind in our continent

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Introducing the Basketball Africa League (BAL), the first of its kind in our continent. This will be basketball at its best, right here on African soil. Watch the BAL Hang Time Special Edition. Find out more on www.theBAL.com. You can also watch us on @theBAL Facebook and YouTube channel.

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Basketball Africa League To Tip Off Historic Inaugural Season In May

Inaugural BAL Season Will Take Place May 16-30 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that the league’s historic inaugural season will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new professional league.  The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the…

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Lebron James and Kevin Durant Draft Team Rosters for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

The rosters for Team LeBron and Team Durant were revealed last night in TNT’s presentation of the NBA All-Star Draft

Team LeBron: Drafts Giannis Antetokounmpo No. 1 Overall;  Stephen Curry, Luka Dončić and Nikola Jokić Complete Starting Lineup ; Team Durant: Drafts Kyrie Irving No. 2 Overall; Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum Complete Starting Lineup ; Team LeBron to Play for Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Team…

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Zion Williamson and Ja Morant Lead 2021 NBA Rising Stars Rosters

In voting for the Rising Stars rosters, assistant coaches selected four frontcourt players, four guards and two additional players at any position for each team

Two-Time Reigning Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Rookies of the Month LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton Join Williamson and Morant on U.S. Team Roster; RJ Barrett (Canada) and Rui Hachimura (Japan) Headline World Team Roster. NBA All-Star Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans and 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year…

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NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić and Chris Paul Headline 2021 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge

The 19th Taco Bell® Skills Challenge is an obstacle-course competition that tests players’ dribbling, passing, agility and 3-point shooting skills

NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Stars Julius Randle, Domantas Sabonis and Nikola Vučević in Six-Player Field; HBCU Alum Robert Covington to Make Skills Challenge Debut; Competition to Take Place on Sunday, March 7 Before 2021 NBA All-Star Game. NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić of the Dallas Mavericks and Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns…

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Past Champions Devin Booker and Stephen Curry Lead Six NBA All-Stars in 2021 MTN Dew® 3-Point Contest

This marks the first 3-Point Contest in which each participant is a current NBA All-Star

Jaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum in Field, Composed Entirely of 2021 NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Stars; MTN DEW® Zone Returns: Two Deep Shots Located 6 Feet Behind 3-Point Line Worth Three Points Each; Competition to Take Place on Sunday, March 7 Before 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Former 3-Point…

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Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin to Take Flight in 2021 AT&T Slam Dunk

The 36th AT&T Slam Dunk will take place at halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, airing on TNT and ESPN Radio

Competition to Take Place on Sunday, March 7 at Halftime of 2021 NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star Game; Five Past Slam Dunk Champions to Serve as Judges: Dee Brown, Jason Richardson, Josh Smith, Spud Webb and Dominique Wilkins; Final Round: One Dunk for Each Finalist and Winner Determined by “Judges’ Choice” Instead…

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Hennessy becomes the NBA’s first global spirits partner

Multiyear Partnership Expansion Makes Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” Worldwide

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) today announced a global expansion of their partnership, making Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide. The multiyear agreement, which marks the league’s first-ever global partnership with a spirits brand, ushers in the next chapter of Hennessy’s relationship…

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Brooklyn’s Harden and Phoenix’s Paul Headline Reserves for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Harden has been named an All-Star for the ninth straight year and Paul has earned his 11th All-Star selection

Four First-Time All-Star Selections Among Reserves: Boston’s Brown, Chicago’s LaVine, New York’s Randle and New Orleans’ Williamson; TNT to Air NBA All-Star Draft on Thursday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul lead the list of 14 players selected by…

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Lakers’ James and Nets’ Durant named Starters and Captains for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game starters, comprising two guards and three frontcourt players in each conference, were announced tonight by TNT during TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax

James and Durant to Select Team Rosters in NBA All-Star Draft, Airing Thursday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT; Western Conference Starter Pool: James, Warriors’ Curry, Mavericks’ Dončić, Nuggets’ Jokić and Clippers’ Leonard; Eastern Conference Starter Pool: Durant, Bucks’ Antetokounmpo, Wizards’ Beal, 76ers’ Embiid and Nets’ Irving. The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James…