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NBBF banks on stakeholders for better 2019

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has tasked all stakeholders to brace up for another rollercoaster ride in 2019 as the federation gets ready to hit the ground running.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James taking time to heal after injury

The Los Angeles Lakers had to get used to life without LeBron James as they faced the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

LeBron James injured in Lakers rout of champions Warriors

LeBron James left with a groin injury but the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped for a 127-101 blowout win over two-time defending champion Golden State that snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home court.
Stephen Curry scored a game high of 42 points, including the game winning layup while Kevin Durant scored 35, and changed the momentum with a four point play in the court, as the Warriors edged the Clippers 129-127.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant lift Warriors over clippers in NBA thriller

Stephen Curry scored the last of his 42 points on a driving layup with a half-second remaining Sunday and reigning NBA champion Golden State edged the Los Angeles Clippers 129-127.
PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 18- LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 18, 2018 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NBAE Sam Forencich-NBAE via Getty Images-AFP

NBA star LeBron James slams NFL owners’ ‘slave mentality’

NBA superstar LeBron James offered a scathing take on NFL team owners on the latest episode of his HBO show “The Shop” on Friday, saying the gridiron league is run by “old white men” with a “slave mentality”.

FIBA reaffirms Musa Kida NBBF president

The Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) has reaffirmed Engineer Musa Kida as the sole President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

D’Tigers get date to know World Cup opponents

Nigeria’s D’Tigers will on March 16 in Shenzhen, one of the eight host cities of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, know her opponents at the the draw ceremony.
LeBron James told Dwyane Wade after their final game against each other on Monday that it was either ending in Los Angeles or at Madison Square Garden — hinting that he was considering signing with the New York Knicks. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NBA: LeBron James wins final duel with Dwyane Wade as Lakers roll on

LeBron James won the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade on Monday, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat at the Staples Center.

D’Tigers drop one spot in latest FIBA world ranking, retain first in Africa

Nigeria’s D’Tigers dropped one spot from their 32nd position to 33rd in the latest FIBA world ranking released on Thursday.
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Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park.
Aisha Mohammed

Aisha Mohammed, Ginette Mfutila named in FIBA ACCW All Star Team

Two First Bank Basketball players, Aisha Mohammed and Ginette Mfutila, were named in the All-Star Five team of the tournament at the just concluded 2018 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women.
Stephen Curry

NBA star Steve Curry escapes death in auto crash

Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry escaped serious injury Friday morning after being involved in a multi-car smash while en route to the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility.

Kida Backs Elephant girls to pick FIBA AWCC semifinal ticket

NBBF chief Engr. Musa Kida has charged reigning Nigeria Women Basketball Champion Elephants to pick a semi final at the expense of Cameroonian side Army Force and Police Basketball team at the ongoing FIBA AWCC.
The Rockets are moving on from Carmelo Anthony after just 10 games. Gary Dineen-NBAE via Getty Images

No Stephen Curry, no three-pointers as Rockets thrash Warriors

The Houston Rockets humbled the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 107-86 on Thursday in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.

National Division 1 Basketball League kicks off November 27

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the Total National Division 1 League will start on the 27th of November 2018.

Basketball: Civil Defenders, Rivers Hoopers pick Continental tickets

Civil Defenders of Abuja and Rivers Hoopers Basketball Clubs have both emerged as Nigeria’s representatives for the 2018 FIBA Africa Club Championship.
Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant stars as Golden State Warriors bounce back

Kevin Durant scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors set aside their off-court discord to post a 110-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

NBBF crisis: Gombe Bulls, Kwara Falcons drag Musa Kida-led board to court

The Gombe Bulls Basketball Club and Kwara Falcons Basketball Club have dragged the factional Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF Board led by Musa Kida to an Abuja High Court.

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