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NBA Rosters Feature 109 International Players From 39 Countries

The 2021-22 season tipping off tonight marks the eighth consecutive season that opening-night rosters feature at least 100 international players

Landmark 75th Anniversary Season Marks Eighth Consecutive Year With at Least 100 International Players; Toronto Raptors Feature Record-Tying 10 International Players, Followed by the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder with Seven Each; 13 African Players on Opening-Night Rosters. The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) announced that 109 international players…

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The NBA and Formula 1 Announce Content and Promotion Partnership to Celebrate The NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season and the United States Grand Prix

Exclusive imagery featuring F1® cars in custom liveries representing all 30 NBA teams will be dropped on NBA and F1 social channels around the world

Content of F1 Cars in Custom NBA Livery to Drop on NBA (www.NBA.com) and F1 Social Media Platforms Starting Today; F1 Drivers to Compete in Free Throw Challenge for Charity at ESPN Studio in the Circuit of the Americas Paddock Alongside NBA Legends. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Formula…

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NBA Africa to Recognize League’s 75 Most Memorable Moments on the Continent in Celebration of 75th Anniversary Season

Iconic Players, Moments and Events from League’s History in Africa Will Be Unveiled on NBA Africa Social Media Channels Throughout Landmark NBA 75 Season in 2021-22

NBA Africa today announced that it will recognize the league’s 75 most memorable moments on the continent in celebration of the NBA (www.NBA.com)’s 75th Anniversary Season.  The campaign begins today and will run on the NBA Africa Facebook (https://bit.ly/3n9y2CE), Twitter (https://bit.ly/3jhqV9V) and Instagram (https://bit.ly/3jdfoss) channels throughout the landmark NBA 75…

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NBA to unveil 75th Anniversary Team during opening week of 2021-22 season

The team is being selected by a blue-ribbon panel of media and current and former players, coaches, general managers and team executives

75 Greatest Players to Be Announced on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off (www.NBA.com) and ESPN’s NBA Today Oct. 19-21; Clyde Drexler, Magic Johnson, Dirk Nowitzki, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson to Serve as Ambassadors for the 75th Anniversary Season. The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that its 75th Anniversary Team, comprised of the 75…

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Hichem Benayad-Cherif Receives Inaugural Basketball Africa League Ubuntu Award

In recognition of Benayad-Cherif’s efforts, the BAL will donate $5,000 to benefit a charitable organization of his choice

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that Hichem Benayad-Cherif, a forward for Algeria’s Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers (GSP), has received the inaugural BAL Ubuntu Award for his ongoing efforts to use the game of basketball to positively impact the lives of Algerian youth. Benayad-Cherif founded Elite Student Athlete Academy…

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New York Liberty’s Michaela Onyenwere Named 2021 KIA WNBA Rookie of the Year

Onyenwere received 47 votes from a national panel of 49 sportswriters and broadcasters

New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere has been named the 2021 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year, the WNBA announced. She becomes the first player to win the annual award with the Liberty. Onyenwere received 47 votes from a national panel of 49 sportswriters and broadcasters. Atlanta Dream guard Aari…

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NBA to Debut Short Film “NBA Lane” Featuring Michael B. Jordan and more than 30 NBA Players and Legends Commemorating the League’s 75th Anniversary Season

The Film Includes Most Appearances by NBA Players in a Campaign Ever Including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Kevin Durant, Julius Erving, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Chris Paul and Bill Russell

The NBA (www.NBA.com) today announced the global premiere of “NBA Lane,” a short film celebrating the league’s storied history ahead of its 75th Anniversary Season, which will stream across all NBA (https://bit.ly/3FbGvNT) social platforms and on NBA.com/75 beginning Thursday, Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. ET as part of “NBA 75”…

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Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike wins 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is presented each season to a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA (www.WNBA.com) announced today. This is the third straight Sportsmanship Award for Ogwumike, making her the only player to win the award in three consecutive years. The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is…

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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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Masai Ujiri signs as Raptors Vice Chairman and Team President

Masai and MLSE share the goals of bringing another NBA Championship to Toronto

The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday that they have signed Masai Ujiri to a multi-year contract as Toronto Raptors vice-chairman and team president. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “Great sportsmen impact their games. Great leaders impact their communities. Masai Ujiri does both, and we’re very pleased…