Why this African basketball league is “bigger than basketball”

THE conclusion of the second season of Africa’s newest league, the FIBA and NBA-backed Basketball Africa League has shown that support for the game is growing by leaps and bounds. That’s good news for Africa’s urban youth, for youth culture and intercontinental collaboration. It’s also helping the NBA grow the sport’s impact well beyond the court – a key aim of the league, says BAL President, Amadou Gallo Fall, for whom the BAL is “bigger than basketball”.

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Meet Africa’s Mr Basketball

BOITUMELO RANTAO FOR the majority of basketball players in Africa, their only hope of creating a career out of basketball

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