The NBA's African League Will Debut May 2021

 The NBA's new Basketball African League (BAL) is slated to debut May 16, 2021, in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The Inaugural season for the BAL will feature 12 teams playing a 26 game season. The games will be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

"We are thrilled that the inaugural Basketball Africa League season will take place at the world-class Kigali Arena, through the BAL, we will provide a platform for elite players from across the continent to showcase their talent and inspire fans of all ages, use basketball as an economic growth engine across Africa, and shine a light on Africa's vibrant sporting culture." - Amadou Gallo Fall, BAL President 

The league has sponsorships from Jordan Brand, Pepsi, and Nike.


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