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 Don’t fall for Nneka Ogwumike’sup-and-under. Resist her first—and second—fake to avoid flying into sideline seats, or worse, fouling her for the and-1 as she flexes her biceps and roars in celebration. Those moves helped Nneka collect the 2016 WNBA MVP and two basketball championships in six months. She’s on a winning spree. Off the hardwood, though,

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TORONTO, ON (July 18, 2017) Giants of Africa, the organization founded by Toronto Raptors President, Masai Ujiri, today announced it will conduct basketball camps in six countries across Africa in August. Dedicated to supporting the growth of basketball in Africa, Giants of Africa will host skills camps in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal

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NBA Africa Game 2017 Roster Announcement

JOHANNESBURG AND NEW YORK, July 13, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today the full rosters for NBA Africa Game 2017, the league’s second game in Africa, which will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Tickets are available for fans

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From N.B.A. Bench Player to Cult Hero in Turkey

ISTANBUL The American basketball player Ekpe Udoh ambles through his club in Istanbul the way a modern-day Gulliver might walk through Lilliput. Mr. Udoh, 30, is a 6-foot-10 colossus. The hundreds of fans waiting for him at the Fenerbahce sports club are significantly shorter. And like the diminutive Lilliputians in Jonathan Swift’s satire, they don’t

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Wesley Iwundu proving he belongs on Orlando Magic regular season roster

Wesley Iwundu, a second round pick out of Kansas State, is showcasing the talent that made the Orlando Magic select him in the second round with the 33rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Orlando Magic general manager, John Hammond, stated before the draft that the team would prefer length and versatility in any player

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Heat rookie Bam Adebayo goes for 14 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks in summer league debut

ORLANDO  Bam Adebayo signed his rookie contract and made his Miami Heat summer league debut Saturday morning inside the Amway Center. The Heat’s first round pick had his share of both good and bad moments in his opening game. He finished with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 33 minutes

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The NBA Africa Game 2017 will take place Saturday, Aug. 5

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 the annual NBA Africa All-Star Luncheon in New Orleans by NBA Commissioner

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Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) Season 4 To Tip Off In March

The much anticipated season 4 of the Abuja City Basketball League (ACBL) is right around the corner; information coming from the management board of the ACBL indicates that the 2017 season will tip off in March.  The ACBL began 3 years ago and the league have recorded tremendous success since its inception.  The ACBL has

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First Bank Defeat A’Politecnica While D’Agosto Finish off Petroliers of Algeria

MAPUTO (FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women 2016) – Nigeria side First Bank survived the scare of a young and talented mozambican side  A’Politécnica, in their FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women Group B day 1 action at Maxaquene Pavilhao of Maputo, Mozambique. The Banquers to benefit form the experience of their international players to

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Ogoke Drops out of First Bank’s Final Roster For ACCW 2016

LAGOS (FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women 2016) – First Bank head coach Peter Ahmedu had a tough time coming to terms with letting off US based Nigerian international star Sarah Ogoke from his plans at the forthcoming FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women tipping off in Maputo, Mozambique this weekend. He now has to

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