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Charlotte’s Lamelo Ball Wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award

Ball received 84 first-place votes and earned 465 total points from a global panel of 99 sportswriters and broadcasters

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA (www.NBA.com) announced today.  He is the third player to win the annual award with Charlotte, joining Larry Johnson (1991-92) and Emeka Okafor (2004-05). Ball received 84…

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Denver’s Nikola Jokić, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Golden State’s Stephen Curry lead 2020-21 All-NBA First Team

The All-NBA Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters

All-NBA (www.NBA.com) First Team Also Features Dallas’ Luka Dončić and LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard; All-NBA Second Team: Portland’s Damian Lillard, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Phoenix’s Chris Paul, New York’s Julius Randle and the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James; All-NBA Third Team: Utah’s Rudy Gobert, Miami’s Jimmy Butler, the LA Clippers’ Paul George, Washington’s Bradley…

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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…

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NBA Academy launches Virtual Development Program for Top Female Prospects from Outside the U.S.

Top Performing Athletes will be considered for Future In-Person Basketball Development Camps

NBA Academy Women’s Virtual Program (http://NBAAcademy.nba.com) will Provide more than 40 of the Top International Prospects with Basketball Instruction, Life Skills Development and Player Pathway Guidance from Current and Former WNBA Players; Top Performing Athletes will be considered for Future In-Person Basketball Development Camps. The National Basketball Association (NBA) (http://NBA.com) today announced the…

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Egypt’s Zamalek wins Inaugural Basketball Africa League Championship

Basketball Africa League Announces End-of-Season Award Winners Honoring Pioneering African NBA Legends Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo and Manute Bol

Zamalek (Egypt) today defeated US Monastir (Tunisia) 76-63 to win the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) Championship (www.theBAL.com), which took place at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda and was broadcast to fans in 215 countries and territories in 15 languages. BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall presented Zamalek with the BAL…

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Basketball Africa League and Social Nation Africa partner to showcase Artists and Creative Industries from across the continent

Multiyear Partnership Will Spotlight Africa’s Vibrant Creative Culture

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (www.theBAL.com) and Social Nation Africa (SNA) (www.SocialNationAfrica.com), a new digital platform that showcases the African creative landscape, today announced a multiyear partnership that will see SNA promote African artists and support the continent’s creative sector through content production in art, culture, music and sports.  The…

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Hodge sets tone, Zamalek moves on to Quarterfinals at 3-0

The former African champions’ quick start reflected Zamalek’s authority as it stretched its lead to as many as 35 points

Zamalek point guard Walter Hodge set the tone on Monday when he scored nine of his 12 points in the opening quarter, sparking his team to a 97-64 win over Algeria’s GSP at Kigali Arena. The 34-year-old was 4-for-4 from the floor including a three-pointer, giving the Egyptian outfit a…

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NBA Forms New Africa Entity and Partners with Strategic Investors

The NBA has a decades-long history in Africa and opened its African headquarters in Johannesburg in 2010

Helios Fairfax Partners, Yinka Folawiyo Group Chairman and CEO Babatunde “Tunde” Folawiyo Headline Group of African Business Leaders and NBA Legends Investing in NBA Africa (www.NBA.com); NBA Legends Junior Bridgeman, Luol Deng, Grant Hill, Dikembe Mutombo and Joakim Noah Also Invest in NBA Africa. The National Basketball Association (NBA) today…