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“Obviously, having the opportunity to do something that’s never been done before and especially in a pandemic, there’s a lot of anticipation and it took efforts from really the entire NBA family,” Fall told The Undefeated. “Incredible jobs were done here in Rwanda with the conditions that allow us to implement a very stringent COVID protocol. We were focused on making sure we finished strong. And our goal was to have a successful and safe event, where everybody goes home and just have some safety of everyone involved. And we’ve had some really competitive basketball too. We have reasons to really be superpositive.”

Adam Silver announces business entity NBA Africa

NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the formation of a new business investment entity called NBA Africa on Monday that includes investments from former star players. NBA Africa will conduct the league’s business endeavors in Africa, including the new Basketball Africa League (BAL). Investors will come from African businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations as well as former NBA greats Dikembe Mutombo and Grant Hill.

The NBA hopes that the funding will contribute to the growth of the BAL, help expand the league’s presence in priority African markets and Africa’s basketball ecosystem, and improve the league’s engagement with players and fans through initiatives such as the launch of additional NBA academies and social responsibility initiatives. “With the expertise, resources and shared vision, the immensely successful investors and NBA legends, we believe that basketball in Africa can become a top sport over the next decade,” Silver said during a virtual press conference.

He went on to play in the NBA G-League, as well as in Japan, the Philippines, Germany, and most recently back in England with the Plymouth Raiders. However, the London-born Rwanda international feels he can make it in the world’s premier league, telling ESPN: “As I’ve gotten older and more professional, I’ve really put more time into taking care of my body and doing all of the things necessary to maintain my health — even going above and beyond.
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Majok, who spent eight years in a Cairo refugee camp before going to Australia, told ESPN: “I was kind of dead-set on going to China, because that’s where I played for a long time. “But the way they [Monastir] showed me loyalty and determination to get me went a very long way. They told me, ‘Listen, you are the player we are looking for and we’re not taking no for an answer’. “After a while, I thought it might be a good situation for me, because not every team out there is going to be loyal or persistent to get the players that they are looking for. “I just thought, ‘Ok, let me try it out. What’s the worst thing that could happen?'”
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