September 2019 International Wiretap

Basketball Africa League Debuts Official Logo

Dec 20, 2019 12:15 AM

The official logo of the Basketball Africa League was unveiled in Rwanda on Thursday.

The logo features a silhouette of a player taking a jump shot on a green, red, yellow, and royal blue background.

The red and royal blue connect the logo "back to the NBA, while also symbolizing love, energy, confidence and strength," released the NBA in a statement.

The green and the yellow "speak to Africa's optimism, joy and wisdom, while celebrating health, harmony and environment."

"The shape of the logo and the use of a player silhouette connect to the visual structure of the NBA's family of logos, which includes the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. The use of a player taking a jump shot also speaks to one of the most fundamental plays in the game of basketball," according to the league.

The inaugural BAL season includes 12 teams across the continent.


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Emeka Okafor Signs With Mobis Phoebus Of South Korea

Dec 12, 2019 11:16 AM

Emeka Okafor has signed with Mobis Phoebus of South Korea.

Okafor last played in the NBA during the 17-18 season.


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RJ Hampton Out 4 Weeks With Hip Injury

Dec 12, 2019 2:06 AM

RJ Hampton will miss 4 weeks due to a hip injury, sources told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

The 18-year-old suffered a hip flexor injury last week. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The New Zealand Breakers guard is averaging 9.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, and is a potential lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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LaMelo Ball To Miss Four Weeks With Foot Injury

Dec 8, 2019 10:40 PM

LaMelo Ball will be out 4 weeks with a foot injury, league sources told Jonathan Givony of ESPN.

Teams hope they can begin re-scouting Ball, a potential #1 pick currently playing in Australia's NBL, in January.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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