Biggest African presence ever in the NBA

A successful NBA Game held over the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, marked a new beginning…

How Olajuwon inspired Africa-born draftees

A number of African-born players have been first-round choices in the NBA draft over the course…

Olajuwon named NBA ambassador to Africa

Two-time NBA Champion and Basketball Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon was today named Ambassador to Africa and will…

NBA launch ‘Live, Learn and Play’ in Senegal

PRESS RELEASE The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) today…

2014 NBA Draft: Joel Embiid could be No.1 pick

Joel Embiid grew up in Cameroon, in west Africa, preferring soccer and volleyball. He first played…

Senegal: A New Wave of Basketball Players Has Big Plans for the NBA

Former Senegalese basketball player Makhtar Ndiaye is a sport agent and mentor to Louisville college basketball star Gorgui…

Howard Turns Rockets From Promising to Contenders

Associated Press HOUSTON — Last offseason, the Houston Rockets were an afterthought, a young team with…