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NBA to start African basketball league

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The NBA is launching a professional basketball league in Africa that will feature 12 teams from several countries across the continentRead full story

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  • This is a great moment for the NBA. They have had a ton of success playing during the summer in Latin America over the last 20 years. This is way bigger if they can pull it off.

  • Be sure to check out the #NBA’s vids to accompany the 🚀 launch. Tip off: Jan 2020! https://twitter.com/nba/status/1096905012087791616?s=21

  • Patrick deHahn
    Patrick deHahnNews curator at Quartz

    Wow, this is huge. It's a smart move on the NBA, and thrilling for the rising continent. It honestly could've been done years ago but here we are. Excited to see how it pans out!

  • This move is so interesting!!!

  • Cedric Christian NGNAOUSSI ELONGUE
    Cedric Christian NGNAOUSSI ELONGUEChairman at RIPAO

    The NBA is launching a professional basketball league in Africa that will feature 12 teams from several countries across the continent.

    The league will debut next year, and will be referred to as the Basketball Africa League. It will include teams from several African countries, including Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia.

    The NBA announced its plan along with International Basketball Federation, and will conduct qualification tournaments later this

    The NBA is launching a professional basketball league in Africa that will feature 12 teams from several countries across the continent.

    The league will debut next year, and will be referred to as the Basketball Africa League. It will include teams from several African countries, including Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia.

    The NBA announced its plan along with International Basketball Federation, and will conduct qualification tournaments later this year. While there are several basketball teams across Africa, a pro league will unify them under one umbrella and provide resources and visibility.

  • Dope!!!

  • Wow 👍

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