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Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid, Gobert, Jokić, Sabonis, Siakam and Simmons headline Global Reach of 2019-20 NBA Season Restart

12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters

22 Teams Participating in Season Restart Feature 89 International Players from 34 Countries and Territories; all 22 Teams Feature At Least One International Player; 12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters; 88 Seeding Games Include 41 Primetime Games in Latin America and 40 Primetime Games in Europe, the Middle East and…

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NBA announces Game and National Television Schedules for ‘Seeding Games’ to Restart 2019-20 Season

ESPN’s Game Coverage Restarts on July 31 with Celtics vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. Mavericks

Season Resumes on July 30 with Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers in TNT Doubleheader; ESPN’s Game Coverage Restarts on July 31 with Celtics vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. Mavericks The NBA (www.NBA.com) today released its complete game schedule (https://on.nba.com/2YEwJ3i) and national television schedules for TNT (https://on.nba.com/3dFo9pg), ESPN (https://on.nba.com/2Vl0KTJ), ABC…

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NBA 2K League Announces Partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot

With the 2020 NBA 2K League season officially underway, the league today announced four new marketing partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot

NBA 2K League (https://on.nba.com/3cRYitT) Features Record Partner Roster for 2020 Season; THE TIPOFF Powered by AT&T to Air Live June 16-19 on ESPN2, Twitch and YouTube. With the 2020 NBA 2K League season officially underway, the league today announced four new marketing partnerships with GameStop, Jostens, SAP and Tissot. The new…

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NBA Board of Governors approves competitive format to restart 2019-20 Season with 22 teams returning to play

The Board’s approval is the first formal step among many required to resume the season

The NBA Board of Governors (www.NBA.com) today approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season with 22 teams returning to play and a tentative start date of Friday, July 31. The Board’s approval is the first formal step among many required to resume the season. The NBA is working to…

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Basketball Africa League launches “BAL Hang Time” on League’s YouTube Channel

The show will feature African leaders, former players, coaches, artists and media personalities associated with and active in the game of basketball on the African continent

WHO: Youcef Ouldyassia, Head of Content & Programming, Basketball Africa League (BAL); former professional basketball player and television host Upcoming guests include BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Patrick Mutombo WHAT: The first episode of “BAL Hang Time”, a new biweekly interview series dedicated to African…

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Stephen Curry, Candace Parker, Wendell Carter Jr., Doris Burke, Rick Carlisle, Doc Rivers and Dawn Staley to join Virtual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference powered by Under Armour

The event will conclude with a 15-minute virtual, live basketball clinic with Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. demonstrating drills that youth can complete at home

WHO: NBA (www.NBA.com) Commissioner Adam Silver, three-time NBA Champion Stephen Curry, WNBA Champion   Candace Parker, Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr., ESPN Analyst Jay Bilas, ESPN Analyst Doris Burke, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, University of South Carolina head coach and Naismith Hall…

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Stephen Curry, Doris Burke, Rick Carlisle, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Doc Rivers and Dawn Staley to Participate in Virtual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference Powered by Under Armour on May 15

Fourth Annual Conference to be Hosted by Jay Bilas and Livestreamed for Free on NBA and Jr. NBA Digital and Social Platforms

NBA (https://www.NBA.com) Commissioner Adam Silver to Provide Opening Remarks; Fourth Annual Conference to be Hosted by Jay Bilas and Livestreamed for Free on NBA and Jr. NBA Digital and Social Platforms. The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that the fourth annual Jr. NBA Leadership Conference powered by Under Armour…

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Highly Anticipated Documentary Series “The Last Dance” coming to Netflix this Monday, April 20

The full episodic documentary will be available on Netflix across Africa

WHO: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Chicago Bulls in documentary series “The Last Dance” WHAT: The 10-part documentary series, directed by Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “The ’85 Bears,” “Andre the Giant”), chronicles one of the greatest icons and most successful teams in sports history, Michael Jordan and the…

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures

Ticket Packages for Enshrinement Festivities Available Now on Hoophall.com

Today on ESPN, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the nine honorees in the Class of 2020 presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. As previously announced, in light of the…

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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…