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NBBF announces 2019-2021 FIBA table official course to hold April

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced that a new FIBA Certification Table Officials course will take place between the 27th of April and 27th of May, 2020.
The NBA is suspending its season after a player preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus, the league announced Wednesday.

NBA suspends season after player tests positive for coronavirus

The NBA suspended the season Wednesday after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the new coronavirus, prompting a game to be abandoned just before tip-off.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during a 123-120 win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lebron James won’t play in empty arenas as NBA mulls coronavirus strategy

Basketball superstar LeBron James said Friday he won’t play if his Los Angeles Lakers have to hold games behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A man walks past an NBA logo at an NBA exhibition in Beijing, China October 8, 2019. REUTERS-Jason Lee

NBA looks at coronavirus contingency plans – report

The NBA has reportedly told teams to look into strategies on how to play games without fans in the arena amid concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak.
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal due to the coronavirus scourge.

Coronavirus: Basketball Africa League postponed

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal due to the coronavirus scourge.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have paid their tributes to Kobe Bryant after the NBA legend died on Sunday. The former LA Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of the nine people who died on board a helicopter when it crashed outside the city of Calabasas, which is situated to the west of Los Angeles, at around 10am on Sunday morning.

WBC creates championship belt in memory of Kobe Bryant

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has created a championship belt in honour of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who tragically died in a helicopter crash on January 26.
D’Tigress Evelyn Akhator’s Flammes Carolo Basket have advanced to the Quarter-Finals of the 2019-2020 EuroCup Women Basketball.

Evelyn Akhator in EuroCup women last 8

D’Tigress Evelyn Akhator’s Flammes Carolo Basket have advanced to the Quarter-Finals of the 2019/2020 EuroCup Women Basketball.
Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has sued the owner of the helicopter, which crashed and killed her husband and their daughter.

Kobe Bryant’s wife sues helicopter company over crash

Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has sued the owner of the helicopter, which crashed and killed her husband and their daughter.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24- Beyonce departs after The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian-Getty Images-AFP

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
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Musa Kida: D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal

As Nigerians count down to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida, is optimistic that the senior men and women basketball teams can end up on the medals table.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Jahlil Okafor opts to play for Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor has committed to representing Nigeria at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
20 year old Josh Okogie who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves has expressed his enthusiasm in playing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers over the United States National team, saying the decision wasn’t a hard one as it was influenced by his passion in seeing the Nigeria’s team return to her past glory.

Josh Okogie tips D’Tigers for Gold at Tokyo 2020

Shooting guard Josh Okogie has assured that the D’Tigers can ‘potentially win’ gold in the 2020 Olympic Games coming up in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 9.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose “several hundred million dollars” due to a row with China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

NBA loses ‘hundreds of millions’ in China over Hong Kong tweet

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose “several hundred million dollars” due to a row with China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.
The National Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.

All-Star MVP Award named in honor of Kobe Bryant

The National Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall of Fame.

Kobe Bryant among eight finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the class of eight finalists announced Friday by the Hall of Fame. Each will still need to collect 18 votes from a 24-person panel before officially becoming Hall of Famers, which is certainly no more than a formality at this point.
D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu was included in the All-Star Five team of the just concluded FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

Upe Atosu: D’Tigress will shock the world at the Olympics

Nigeria’s D’Tigress and Butler Bulldog women basketball club Guard Upe Atosu has stated that Nigeria will shock the world at this year’s Olympic games in the women’s basketball event on the strength of the team’s showing at the recently concluded Olympic qualifying tournament which also indicated progress made by the team with an improved FIBA world ranking.
Nigeria’s senior women basketball national team Forward Evelyn Akhator has expressed her delight following Nigeria’s latest progress recorded in the latest FIBA women’s world basketball ranking moving from 17 to 14 on the strength of the team

Evelyn Akhator excited with D’Tigress latest progress in FIBA world ranking

Nigeria’s senior women basketball national team Forward Evelyn Akhator has expressed her delight following Nigeria’s latest progress recorded in the latest FIBA women’s world basketball ranking moving from 17 to 14 on the strength of the team’s impressive showing at the recently concluded Olympic qualifying tournament in Serbia.
D’Tigress’ Ezinne Kalu was included in the All-Star Five team of the just concluded FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia.

D’Tigress move up to 14th in latest FIBA World Ranking

Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigress, climb up three places to 14th position in the latest FIBA World Ranking.

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