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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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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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WNBA’s “W25” Platform Will Honor 25 Greatest Players of All Time and Give Fans an Opportunity to “Vote for the Goat”

"The W25” Will Be Unveiled Sunday, Sept. 5; the GOAT to Be Announced Tuesday, Oct. 12

As the WNBA (www.WNBA.com) continues to commemorate its landmark 25th season, the league today announced plans for the selection of “The W25” and the first ever launch of the “Vote for the GOAT” program. Many WNBA players have been deemed the greatest of all time (GOAT) over the last 25 years,…

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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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NBA and Basketball Africa League launch Gender Equality Initiatives in Africa

In Commemoration of International Women’s Day, NBA and Basketball Africa League (BAL) Commit to Advancing Gender Equality and Economic Inclusion Across the Continent

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the National Basketball Association (NBA) (NBA.com) and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) (TheBAL.com) today announced the launch of several initiatives to advance gender equality and economic inclusion across Africa.  The initiatives build on the NBA family’s collective efforts to advance equality and social justice in…

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Two NBA Academy Women’s Program Participants receive Scholarships to attend SEED Academy

Aminata Tal (Senegal) and Sira Thienou (Mali) – who joined SEED Academy last month – were among top prospects from across the continent

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and SEED Project (www.SEEDProject.org) (Sports for Education and Economic Development), a non-profit organization in Thiès, Senegal that uses basketball as a platform to engage youth in academic, athletic and leadership programs, announced today that two elite female athletes from the NBA Academy Women’s Program…

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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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NBA Family to Engage Tens of Thousands of Youth and More Than 40 Community-Based Organizations Across Chicago as Part of NBA All-Star 2020 Outreach Efforts

As part of NBA All-Star 2020, members of the NBA family will support tens of thousands of children across Chicago’s neighborhoods through programs and events tipping off on Wednesday, Feb. 12

First-Ever NBA (https://www.NBA.com/) All-Star Youth Leadership Council to Unveil Five Youth-Led Projects in Chicago’s Neighborhoods with Support from the Chicago Bulls and Three Local Community Organizations; More Than $1 Million to be Contributed to Local Organizations Through NBA Cares Efforts; Team Giannis and Team LeBron to Play for After School…

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All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…

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The National Basketball Association (NBA), International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Senegalese Basketball Federation to host 17th edition of Basketball without Borders Africa in Senegal

BWB Africa 2019 will bring together the top male and female players ages 17 and under from throughout Africa to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) (FIBA.basketball) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced that Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa 2019 will take place Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31 in Senegal. The 17th edition of BWB Africa will be held at The NBA Academy…