Basketball

BAQE, BAKO, BALL’N, this is basketball as you’ve never seen it before. News, features, analysis, live events, BAL, national leagues, FIBA news, all from An African Angle. Here on SPNAfrica News and at with video and Live coverage, curated by SILALEI SHANI, on SPNAfrica.com

Dallas Wings boost for Okonkwo’s Tokyo Olympics dreams

Forward, Amy Okonkwo has told NBBF Media that an opportunity to try out with Dallas Wings in the WNBA is a confidence booster as she eyes a spot in the D'Tigress squad heading to the 2020 Olympics Game. The 25-year-old...

Basketball Africa League starts historic inaugural season in May

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that the league’s historic inaugural season will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. 12 teams from across Africa will compete in the new professional league. The BAL is...

NBBF ready to deploy war chest for Tokyo Olympics

As the men and women national teams prepare for a busy 2021, the Nigeria Basketball Federation has vowed not to spare any effort in getting the best out of the teams. This was made known by the International Representative on...

“Only the best” to represent Nigeria in Tokyo – Kida

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has advised Nigerians to stop speculating over the final 12 man roster ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo for the Men’s and Women’s national teams, after several top NBA players declared their intended participation. This...

Diogu preaches hard work ahead of Olympics, Afrobasket

Following the conclusion of the Afrobasket qualifiers in Monstir, Tunisia, Nigerian basketball legend, Ike Diogu has admitted that the team has a lot of work to do in their quest to challenge for the Afrobasket and 2020 Olympics titles. Diogu...

Tokyo Olympics podium finish is possible – Kalu

D'Tigress point-guard, Ezinne Kalu believes the team can go all the way to win a medal at the Summer Olympic Games. The 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Most Valuable Player (MVP) said that with the right personnel and a positive attitude from...

NBA – Antetokounmpo on song as Bucks roar home

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 17 of Milwaukee's last 22 points Sunday (February 28) as the Milwaukee Bucks roared home for a fifth straight NBA victory, 105-100 over the Los Angeles Clippers. Down by seven early in the fourth quarter, the Bucks...

D’Tigers continue 2021 Afrobasket hunt

D’Tigers will on Wednesday (February 17) resume their quest for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship title, as they come up against South Sudan in Tunisia. Having started on an impressive note in Kigali, Rwanda with three straight victories in Group...

2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers: Nigeria choose 12

Nigerian basketball has extended an invitation to 12 players for the final camp ahead of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers to be held between Wednesday, 17th of February and Sunday, 21st of February. With Nigeria sitting comfortably atop group B...

Durant, LeBron lead early NBA All-Star Game voting

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Lakers playmaker LeBron James are the leading vote-getters in early balloting announced Thursday for the NBA All-Star Game. No showdown of elite Eastern and Western conference squads is on the schedule due...