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African Blogtable: A bad day at the office for the Lakers, or a sign of things to come?

The African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup in the NBA finals. After the Heat’s win in the latest game, here are their predictions ahead of game four.

African Blogtable: How will the Heat respond in game two of the NBA finals?

The African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of the second game

African Blogtable: Lakers or Heat, who will win the 2020 NBA finals?

The NBA finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent who share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of game one

Slam-dunk apps for basketball in Nigeria

Would-be professionals have taken to technology into their own hands to arrange fixtures and tournaments for their favourite sport

African Blogtable: Which team will dominate this year’s NBA Western Conference finals?

This year’s NBA Western Conference finals sees the Lakers face off against the Nuggets, a matchup that last recalled a decade ago. We asked our team of experts for their predictions

African Blogtable: Who’ll emerge victorious when the Raptors take on the Celtics?

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics meet in the Eestern Conference playoffs this week. Our African Blogtable contributors weigh in on which team they think will take it

Meet the creative Nigerian athletes earning alternative livings during lockdown

Nigerian basketball players Austin Akpejiori and Ukamaka Okoh are keeping busy during their Covid-mandated time off court — with interior design and shoemaking, respectively

Welcome to the African Blogtable: Let’s talk NBA playoffs

The NBA playoffs have officially begun and the race to the championship is tight. African sports journalists from all over the continent share their answers to some burning questions about this season’s potential winner

The Basketball League Africa gears up for its inaugural season

Twelve teams. Seven cities. One champion. The first BAL season is about to tip off, and we’re here for it (as soon as coronavirus fears abate)

No tall story: Africa takes on NBA

Masai Ujiri, a Nigerian sports executive, has put the continent on the basketball map

Chinese TV takes NBA opener off air after row

Games were not shown on the Chinese network on Wednesday morning.

African boys win Jr NBA international pool, go on to global finals

Basketball is progressing in Africa and so is the talent of the youth playing it

2019: The year of the Raptor

Canada’s NBA franchise, and Africa’s biggest influence on the league, is one of those special stories that only comes around once every few years

NBA stars share the limelight

Basketball’s big-name heroes are taking a back seat as resurgent role players make the game sing

Greek Freak, disrupter of the NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks’ 2.11m star player is redefining our conception of greatness

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