Zenith Bank Women Basketball League: Dolphins beat Delta Force 66-65

Dolphins Women Basketball Club of Lagos  on Tuesday in Abuja recorded their second win at the ongoing 2017 Zenith Bank Women National League, beating Delta Force of Asaba 66-65. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match was...

NBBF seals $10million sponsorship deal with KWESE Sports

Tijani Umar, the President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Sunday in Abuja announced KWESE (Econet Media Limited) as the new sponsors of the Federation’s major league competitions. Umar said KWESE will be sponsoring the Nigerian Premier Basketball League for the next...

Olumide Oyedeji Inter-Collegiate Basketball Championship kicks off in January

The second edition of the Olumide Oyedeji Inter-Collegiate Basketball Championship will hold from Jan. 13 to Jan. 21 in Lagos. The invitational basketball tournament, which will be hosted by the University of Lagos at the Indoor Sports Hall of its...

4 teams for promotion, 4 for relegation in 2017 leagues-NBBF President

Mr Tijani Umar, President, National Basketball Federation(NBBF), says the federation plans to promote four teams to next league, while four will be relegated to junior league beginning from 2017 season. Umar made this known on Tuesday, when he was briefing...

Nike basketball business profit hits £681m

Nike, the world's leading sportswear manufacturer, has posted better-than-expected profits following a rebound in its basketball business. Profits rose 7.3% to $842m (£681m) in the three months to November, while revenue jumped 6.4% to $8.18bn. Nike's basketball category and the Jordan...

NBBF Division 1 Championship: Hoops & Read reach final

Hoops & Read Basketball Club of Lagos on Saturday won their last match in the Atlantic Conference at the ongoing Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Division One Championship in Abuja. They beat Anambra Flames 49-45 to maintain their group leadership position...

Ex-NBA star Rodman charged with hit-and-run offence

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with a hit-and-run offence that carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison. The 55-year-old is accused of driving the wrong way on a southern California motorway, causing another car to...

Harden highlights how creativity is the lifeblood of basketball  

  Adidas recently tipped off its latest global brand campaign ‘Basketball Needs Creators’, starring Houston Rockets point guard James Harden.  The new film debuts November 21 during the Houston Texans versus Oakland Raiders Monday Night Football game on ESPN. Basketball Needs...

NBA star Kobe Bryant auctions face mask for charity

Former LA Lakers captain Kobe Bryant is auctioning off a face mask to raise funds for charity - with bids starting at $15,000 (£12,204). Bryant had to wear the mask after breaking his nose during the 2012 All-Star game where...

ABL Star John Owhe sends kids on Scholarship to United States 

  African Basketball League (ABL) star John Owhe who plays for the Lagos Warriors Basketball Club, sent two kids; Egbabor Prosper and Rosemary Odebunmi -on a sports scholarship- to Ribet Academy, located in Los Angeles, California. Beforehand, the Forward who hailed from Delta...