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The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

Kobe Bryant pilot tried to clear fog before chopper crash – probe

The pilot in the helicopter crash that claimed the life of NBA legend Kobe Bryant told air traffic controllers he was trying to climb out of heavy fog just before the doomed chopper slammed into a hillside, preliminary findings showed on Wednesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 05, 2020 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on the court injured during a time out in their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. – NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday as a video showing one of them kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who later died, sparked protests. (Photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

LeBron James among US athletes outraged at black man’s death

NBA superstar LeBron James was among the US athletes taking to social media in outrage over the death of a black man in Minnesota after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes.
The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return

The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former coach of Nigeria’s D’Tigers Williams Voight has stated that Nigeria should focus on grooming its own basketball players to ensure proper development of the game in the country.

Williams Voight: Nigeria should work on grooming own basketball players

Former coach of Nigeria’s D’Tigers Williams Voight has stated that Nigeria should focus on grooming its own basketball players to ensure proper development of the game in the country rather than its current over-reliance on foreign-born players of Nigerian descent.
D’Tigers player, Kelechi Anuna on Sunday donated coronavirus relief materials to people in his home town, Mbieri in Imo state.

D’Tigers star distributes coronavirus relief materials

D’Tigers player, Kelechi Anuna on Sunday donated coronavirus relief materials to people in his home town, Mbieri in Imo state.
A Los Angeles coroner’s report says that everyone in the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter died from blunt-force trauma.

Coroner releases report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

A Los Angeles coroner’s report says that everyone in the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter died from blunt-force trauma.
Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal pessimistic of chances of return to normal for tennis

Rafael Nadal says he is very pessimistic about the possibility of tennis returning to normal any time soon because of the new coronavirus pandemic that shut down the sport last month.
Amadu Musa Kida

Musa Kida urges Nigerians to adhere to social distance rules

The President of Nigeria Basketball Federation Engr Musa Kida has urged Muslim faithful in Nigeria have been enjoined to use the 30 days Ramadan period to offer supplications to Allah on behalf of Nigeria as it faces one of its most difficult period.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 25

Evelyn Akhator: Basketball gradually closing the gap on football in Nigeria

Evelyn Akhator believes that Basketball is gradually gaining more popularity and acceptance in Nigeria following the recent success of the D’tigress s and their male counterparts.
Snubbed by Team USA, NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie is reportedly acquiring a Nigerian passport to play for the national team, D’Tigers.

NBBF confirms Spencer Dinwiddie’s interest to play for D’Tigers

Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, has confirmed Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s interest in playing for Nigeria at the next Olympics.
Snubbed by Team USA, NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie is reportedly acquiring a Nigerian passport to play for the national team, D’Tigers.

NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie acquires Nigerian passport

Snubbed by Team USA, NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie is reportedly acquiring a Nigerian passport to play for the national team, D’Tigers.
A 16-year old promising Nigerian female basketball player Deborah Onu is dead.

Nigerian basketball player dies of tuberculosis

A 16-year old promising Nigerian female basketball player Deborah Onu is dead.

NBBF mourns Nigerian female basketball player

One of the rising prospects in the Nigerian basketball scene, Deborah Onu, passed away in the early hours of Saturday at an Abuja based hospital due to complications from tuberculosis of the spine.
Olumide Oyedeji has stated that the consideration of Nigerian athletes by the International Olympics Committee to continue to be beneficiaries of grants is a great relief for Nigerian athletes who will have some funds of their own to continue preparations towards the Olympics games next year.

Olumide Oyedeji urges athletes to up performance to be in the radar for IOC...

President of the Nigeria Olympics Committee Athletes commission Olumide Oyedeji has urged Nigerian athletes to up their performance and show prospects of rising stars so as to be in the radar to be considered for the International Olympics Committee grants and scholarships.
Amadu Musa Kida

Easter: NBBF calls for sober reflection

The board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation headed by its president, Musa Kida, has enjoined all Christians to use this period as a time of sober reflection and pray for the world.
Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums.

Magic Johnson speaks on HIV, coronavirus pandemic

Back when he shocked the world and announced he was diagnosed with HIV, perhaps only Magic Johnson truly believed he would still be alive. Johnson has been proved correct for just over 29 years and counting.
Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums.

Magic Johnson hopeful NBA can crown a champion despite coronavirus

Magic Johnson says if the NBA does resume this season it will be without fans and the players shouldn’t have any trouble adjusting on the fly to playing in empty stadiums.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 15

Tokyo Olympics games postponement will strengthen Nigeria – D’Tigress coach

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women basketball national team Peter Ahmedu has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics initially slated for 2020 and now 2021 will have the D’Tigress benefitting as this will help ensure the team gets better with more time in their hands and opportunities to scout for more players.

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