Former US President Obama joins NBA Africa as partner

Barack Obama

Former US president Barack Obama.

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What you need to know:

  • The NBA has a decades-long history in Africa and opened an African headquarters in Johannesburg in 2010. The Basketball Africa League was launched in May.
  • "We have ambitious growth plans for NBA Africa and having President Obama join our efforts is a recognition that through sport, Africa can take its rightful place on the world stage," NBA Africa chief executive officer Victor Williams said.



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