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Magic Biyombo, Trailblazers’ Mccollum, Mundiays Of Nuggets Highlight NBA Game In Africa

– NBA Africa Game Returns to South Africa in Team Africa vs. Team World Format – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second game in Africa, will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at ...

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Basketball Continental Cups: D’Tiger, Tigress To Face Top-Ranked Teams In Build-Up

Nigeria’s senior men’s and women’s national teams will play international friendly games against top-ranked teams ahead of this year’s continental championships, the country’s basketball federation’s chairman Tijjani Umar announced. The Nigerians have been invited by Lithuania, Australia, France, Serbia and China. The reigning FIBA AfroBasket champions have automatically qualified for this summer’s continental event and, unlike most Africa national teams; ...

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NBBF Secures $12m League Deal

.To Re-Launch D’Tigers’ Mascot The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced it has secured a $12 million sponsorship package for the local league. The deal which is for five years was unfolded when the basketball stakeholders gathered for its Annual General Meeting in Abuja. The federation’s Marketing Consultant, Kunle Raji, described the deal with an undisclosed global firm as the ...

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NUGA Hooks AMK Foundation Agreement

In its bid at bringing a new lease of life for university sports, Nigeria University Games (NUGA) Basketball has concluded a sponsorship arrangement with the Ahmadu Musa Kida (AMK) Foundation to begin an annual 3-Aside Basketball Tournament from 2017. This was disclosed to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday by the NUGA Basketball Chairman, Professor Adamu Ahmed, who said he sees ...

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Oyedeji Visits Access Bank Marathon Office

-Praises Ambode For Backing Athletics Over Football Nigerian basketball legend, Olumide Oyedeji has paid a surprise visit to the office of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The former NBA star, who has also seen top-flight action in China and England, said he made the visit to thank Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for supporting road ...

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NBBF’s AGM Holds Monday

Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) will this Monday, January 30, 2017 hold their Annual General Meeting in Abuja, during which the body’s board will give stakeholders an account of their operations in the past year, 2016. The federation will also hold an Awards Dinner on Tuesday, January 31 to recognise, appreciate and honour administrators, technical officials, sponsors, partners, contributors, players and ...

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Ndugba Falters In Collegiate Basketball Game

-Nigerian Youngster Celebrates Before Time Bryant University basketball rookie, Ikenna Ndugba failed to lead his team to victory in the USA Collegiate League when he celebrated too early and failed to take a winning shot. It happened right at the point the final seconds melted away in Bryant’s matchup with Brown on Monday night, as The Bulldogs freshman, Ndugba dribbled ...

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Folarin Heralds 3×3 Basketball Game

As FIBA intends to track the progress of individuals playing at FIBA 3×3 tournaments across the world, one of the nation’s best basketball export Adeola D’brown Folarin is heralding a new innovation to the 3×3 basketball game. The need to empower the inhabitants of the host communities around the nation in a sustainable manner, through improve well package 3×3 tournaments ...

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Montage Basketball Clinic Ignites Lagos

-As Back-To-School Programme Begins Second Montage Back to School Clinic and tournament will start Wednesday at the parking lot of the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos. The programme which is for ages four to twelve is aimed at discovering and developing young basketball players in and around Lagos. Speaking at a crowded media briefing Tuesday, a former professional basketball star who ...

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Ogwumike Emerges Best WNBA Player

-Wins 2016 MVP Award Presented By Samsung American female basketball club, Los Angeles Sparks forward, Nneka Ogwumike has been named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player. The fifth-year forward made history by getting her first MVP award presented by Samsung and became the eighth different player in the last eight years to win the honour. She is the third winner ...

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