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SPORTS: Basketball Africa League Postpones Start of Inaugural Season

SPORTS: Basketball Africa League Postpones Start of Inaugural Season

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The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA, is a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across AfricaDAKAR, Senegal, March 4, 2020/ -- The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (https://www.theBAL.com/) today postponed the league’s inaugural season, which had been scheduled to tip off Friday, March 13 in Dakar, Senegal. The following statement has been issued by BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall:“Following the recommendation of the Senegalese government regarding the escalating health concerns related to the coronavirus, the BAL’s inaugural season will be postponed. I am disappointed we are not able to tip off this historic league as scheduled but look forward to the highly-anticipated launch of the BAL at a later da...
SPORTS: Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

SPORTS: Basketball Africa League Names Two-Time NBA All-Star Luol Deng as League’s Global Ambassador

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Deng was a member of the Great Britain National Team in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and captained Team Africa in the NBA Africa Games in 2015 and 2017JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 11, 2020/ -- The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today named two-time NBA All-Star and 2012 Olympian Luol Deng as BAL Global Ambassador.  Following his retirement from an NBA career that spanned 15 years, Deng will help grow the BAL’s profile throughout Africa and around the world, while inspiring African youth through basketball.“I am thrilled to work with Luol in his new role as BAL Global Ambassador,” said BAL President, Amadou Gallo Fall.  “He has been a great leader and an inspiring role model.  His remarkable basketball journey includes an extraordinary 15-year NBA car...
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