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Read more LeBron Blasts NBA As Playoff Injuries Mount Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James slammed the NBA on Wednesday as Clippers star Kawhi Leonard became the latest player forced out of the playoffs by injury. James took to Twitter...... Read more Sexual Harassment Case Consumes Basketball Chief Hamane Niang, the Malian president of basketball’s governing body in Africa, Fiba, has agreed to step aside as an investigation is held into allegations of systemic sexual harassment within the Mali...... Read more Zamalek Beat Monastir To Win First BAL Title Egypt’s Zamalek defeated US Monastir of Tunisia 76 - 63 to claim the inaugural Basketball Africa League Championship at Kigali Arena in Rwanda on Sunday. ESPN’s guide to all 12 Basketball...... Read more Miami Heat’s Oladipo Could Be Cleared For Full Contact In November After a second surgery in 28 months to repair his right quadriceps tendon, Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo could be cleared to return to full-contact basketball as soon as November, orthopedic...... Read more Rapper J. Cole Stars As Rwanda’s Patriots Beat Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers In Basketball Africa League Opening Game The inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) kicked off in Rwandan capital Kigali on Sunday, featuring 12 teams from across the continent. Rwanda’s Patriots beat Nigerian Rivers Hoopers 83-60 in the opening...... Read more Michael Jordan Rookie Sneakers Sell For $152,500 A pair of basketball legend Michael Jordan’s famous Air Jordans from his rookie season sold at auction for $152,500 on Wednesday, the star item in Sotheby’s first international dedicated sneaker sale....... Read more Us Rapper J Cole To Play In Basketball Africa League American rapper J Cole is set to play professional basketball for Rwandan side Patriots BBC. The team will play Nigeria's Rivers Hoopers on Sunday, opening the first ever Basketball Africa League...... Read more NBA’s Basketball Africa League To Debut May 16 The NBA’s new Basketball Africa League plans to make its long-awaited debut on May 16 in Kigali, Rwanda. The new league will include 12 teams from across Africa playing its inaugural...... Read more Player Dies Three Days After Playing In Tournament Just days after playing in the NCAA tournament, Oscar Frayer, a forward on the men's basketball team at Grand Canyon University, died Tuesday in a vehicle accident near Lodi, California, the...... Read more 12 Nigerians To Officiate In 2021/2023 FIBA Competitions Twelve Nigerians have been accredited to officiate in the 2021/2023 international basketball window. 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Read more Rockets’ Oladipo Turns Down 2-year Deal Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2 million maximum contract extension, the most the franchise could offer him before the end of the regular season, sources told...... Read more LeBron, Durant Named All-Star Game Captains Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant were named the captains for next month's NBA All-Star Game on Thursday night. James and Durant will pick their...... Read more Olympic Games: Ogwumike, Akhator, Ezinne, 13 Others Hit D’Tigress Camp in Atlanta The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has invited 16 players to Atlanta for a 10-day training camp as preparation commences for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. Training camp to be held...... Read more 48 NBA Players Test Positive For COVID-19 The NBA announced on Wednesday that 48 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, a dramatic increase over the zero positive tests reported during last season’s quarantine bubble in Florida. The...... Read more D’Tigers Ready For Algeria Come Nov. 27, Says NBBF Nigeria will start her race for qualification for the Rwanda/Egypt Afrobasket 2021 against Algeria on Nov. 27 in Algiers the capital city. The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has...... Read more Lakers Beat Miami Heat To End Decade-Long Wait For 17th NBA Title The Los Angeles Lakers ended a decade-long wait for a 17th NBA title as they beat the Miami Heat 106-93 to seal a 4-2 series victory. The Finals’ most valuable player...... Read more


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