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2022 NBA Academy Games for Top Male and Female Prospects from Outside the U.S. to be Held Next Month in Atlanta

The NBA Academy Games is a series of exhibition games featuring top prospects from outside the U.S., including from the league’s four academies located in Australia, India, Mexico and Senegal

Series of Exhibition Games Featuring Top Male Prospects from the League’s Four Academies in Australia, India, Mexico and Senegal Will be Held at Holy Innocents Episcopal School from July 6-10; Inaugural Women’s NBA (www.NBA.com) Academy Games Will Feature Top High School-Age Prospects from Outside the U.S. Competing at the Same…

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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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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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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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Basketball Africa League to tip off Expanded second season March 5

The BAL will once again feature the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries and will expand to a total of 38 games taking place in three cities over three months in 2022

Second BAL Season Will Feature 12 Teams from 12 African Countries Competing in Senegal, Egypt and Rwanda from March-May 2022; Fans Can Visit theBAL.com to Register Their Interest in Tickets The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that the league’s second season will tip off Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Dakar,…

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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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NBA Announces Schedule for 75th Anniversary Season

2021-22 Regular Season to Tip Off on Oct. 19, 2021, and Conclude on April 10, 2022; NBA 75 Classic Matchups to Highlight Milestone Moments Throughout Season

The NBA (www.NBA.com) yesterday released the complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT (https://on.nba.com/3mpYnxp), ESPN (https://on.nba.com/3mmJmww), ABC (https://on.nba.com/3j2TwAg), NBA TV (https://on.nba.com/3z8CshJ) and ESPN Radio (https://on.nba.com/2Wf3Egp) for its landmark 75th Anniversary Season. The complete regular-season schedule and team-by-team schedules are attached and available at NBA.com/schedule (https://on.nba.com/2XM9cja). The 2021-22 regular season, which…

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Denver’s Nikola Jokić wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Serbian Center Becomes First Player Named NBA MVP With Nuggets

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić is the recipient of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today. With the first Kia NBA MVP Award of his career, Jokić becomes the first player to earn the honor as a member of the…

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New York’s Tom Thibodeau wins 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year Award

In First Season as Knicks Head Coach, Thibodeau Named Coach of the Year for Second Time

New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2020-21 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today. This is the second NBA Coach of the Year Award for Thibodeau, who earned the honor in the 2010-11 season with the…