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Up-close with Biyombo at BWB

Up-close with Biyombo at BWB

At the recent Basketball Without Borders (BWB) All-stars game held at Wembley arena in Johannesburg, Basketball fans gathered to witness the incredible talents of some of Africa’s top basketball players.... Read more

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LeBron James - Heat or Cavaliers?

LeBron James - Heat or Cavaliers?

LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Heat, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in play. NBA free agency this summer took an odd turn over the weekend, when Dwyane... Read more

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Suns take Panthers in opening BNL game

Suns take Panthers in opening BNL game

The long awaited 2014 Basketball National League (BNL) in South Africa finally kicked off yesterday 13 June at Wembley Sport Centre in Turffontein, Johannesburg. With new looks, team changes and... Read more

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BNL 2014 Kicking off

BNL 2014 Kicking off

Basketball fans have been anxiously waiting, and the moment is finally here! The 2014 South African BNL season commences this week, on June 13. According to Mr. Ali Mokoena (Chairman... Read more

Fitness Tips

Basic Offensive Systems

Basic Offensive Systems

Basketball is like a game of chess. In order to beat an opponent, a coach must develop strategies and tactics to out-manoeuvre his/her opposition. The best teams and coaches know... Read more

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Spurs Bringing the Heat to Miami Heat

  Spurs Bringing the Heat to Miami Heat

For the second time in row, the San Antonio Spurs are coming head to head with Miami Heat in a nail-biting NBA 2014 rematch. Last year the competitive finals series... Read more

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Basketball: The Mental Edge

Basketball: The Mental Edge

What separates truly exceptional players from the rest? It is not the physical talents these players possess, but rather the mental skills that give them a competitive advantage over their... Read more

Fitness Tips

Quick Recovery after Sport Injuries

Quick Recovery after Sport Injuries

There are many causes of sport injuries. Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, lack of conditioning can contribute to injuries. Sometimes it’s just aggressiveness to win that pushes the body too... Read more

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Selecting great teams

Selecting great teams

One of the most pivotal roles of a coach is selecting a group of players who will work successfully together to achieve great results. Be it at the local club,... Read more

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BNL, the Big Picture

BNL, the Big Picture

With the end to the first season of the Basketball National League in South Africa late last year, there many matters to look into as far as the current, future... Read more

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Tshwane Suns win BNL 2013

Tshwane Suns win BNL 2013

What a game, what a season! The first season of South Africa’s professional Basketball National League has wrapped up, with Tshwane Suns coming out as surprise victors after a nail-biting... Read more

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Panthers Punching in Playoffs tickets

Panthers Punching in Playoffs tickets

As the playoffs of the Basketball National League (BNL) approaches, teams have been vying for a spot in the playoff run. This past Sunday, 24th November the Soweto Panthers... Read more

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Magic takes the game

Magic takes the game

This game was off to a shaky and unpredictable start as both teams were still finding their footing on the court, but as the 1st quarter came to an end... Read more

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Mountaineers fail to Conquer Gauteng

Mountaineers fail to Conquer Gauteng

The Cape Mountaineers vs Soweto Panthers had a rather slow start, then soon warmed up as the teams quickly sized each other up. The intensity mounted as the stakes became... Read more

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On Fire: Trailblazers vs Warriors

On Fire: Trailblazers vs Warriors

From the start of the game both teams were on fire. The 1st quarter was epic, with the Polokwane Trailblazers asserting themselves and attacking with no mercy against the Free... Read more

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Egoli Magic Goes to Work

Egoli Magic Goes to Work

After a disappointing first game loss, the Egoli Magic team showed what they are made of this past weekend, Week 2 of the newly launched Basketball National League in South... Read more

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Big time plays in BNL

Big time plays in BNL

It was an exciting weekend for basketball in South Africa as the first set of games of the Basketball National League took place at Wembley Stadium in Johannesburg. On... Read more

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BNL finally kicks off

BNL finally kicks off

The much awaited Basketball National League in South Africa kicked off last night with the Soweto Panthers taking on the KZN Marlins. Fans came out to check out the players,... Read more

Basketball

Epic basketball moves

Epic basketball moves

Have you ever watched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dwight Howard, Dwayne Wade, Allen Iverson, Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James strut a move on the court and think “I want to... Read more

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5 Inspirational Sports Movies

5 Inspirational Sports Movies

Most, if not all of us grew up watching the Karate Kid, three ninja kids, Rocky and other such sports themed movies. At the end, we dreamed of being like... Read more

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BNL is ON!

BNL is ON!

The vibe around the Basketball National League (BNL) in South Africa is kicking into high gear as we get closer to the launching of the league on the 18th of... Read more

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Angola, future in Basketball

Angola, future in Basketball

Basketball in Angola is a strong sport, with the men’s team lifting the trophy at the 2013 Afro basketball Tournament in Ivory Coast. Now the female team also lifted... Read more

Profiles

Basketball Loves Fashion

Basketball Loves Fashion

So South Africa’s Basketball National League (BNL) is just another few days away from kick off. What will be the fashion trends that come out of the league? Which of... Read more

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LeBron Raymone James next script

LeBron Raymone James next script

After this 2013-2014 season, Lebron James will write a new script and nobody knows what to expect. Next NBA summer break, he becomes a free agent. When LeBron James announced... Read more

Profiles

Thabo Sefolosha: Making his Mark

Thabo Sefolosha: Making his Mark

Many people think you have to be tall and from the USA to play in the National Basketball Association. Well Thabo Patrick Sefolosha is an evident case that this is... Read more

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Basketball Without Borders Day 1

Basketball Without Borders Day 1

There is something innately endearing about spring in South Africa, from the trees and flowers blooming to NBA stars landing on SA shores bearing the knowledge and tools they want... Read more

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NBA and Sprite start up the Summer

NBA and Sprite start up the Summer

NBA Africa and Sprite had a huge event this past weekend to celebrate basketball and hip hop, and what a way to start off the summer. The day kicked off... Read more

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Tryout tips from Egoli Magic bball coach

Tryout tips from Egoli Magic bball coach

South Africa’s Basketball National League (BNL) is gearing up, and basketball players are getting their game ready. At the recent Egoli Magic try-outs in Johannesburg, 35 athletic and passionate players... Read more

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basketball-without-borders-returns-to-so…

basketball-without-borders-returns-to-south-africa

JOHANNESBURG, JULY 11, 2013 - Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa returns to Johannesburg, South Africa for the tenth time in the past 11 years, it was announced today by the... Read more

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Get noticed: Recruiting highlight video …

Get noticed: Recruiting highlight video tips

If you are applying for a sports scholarship, want to get recruited, or are seeking a position in a sports academy– then a game highlight video is an absolute must.... Read more

My Story

Netball my best friend, basketball love…

Netball my best friend, basketball  love of my life

I’m what you call a “working out maniac,” name a sport and if it interests me, I’ll try it out at least once. I’m crazy about current affairs and world... Read more

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VUT scoops Ashraf Lodewyk basketball tou…

VUT scoops Ashraf Lodewyk basketball tournament

The Vaal University of Technology scooped both men’s and women’s trophies this past weekend at the Ashraf Lodewyk memorial basketball tournament, hosted at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits). When the... Read more

Profiles

Life of Michael Jordan

Life of Michael Jordan

If you ask any basketball player who the players are that made the game great, definitely you will hear the name Michael Jordan. Jordan has been an inspiration to many... Read more

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Slim’s 2013 All Star NBA Jam Session Dia…

Slim’s 2013 All Star NBA Jam Session Diary

Day 1 Wow where do I start! Ok, the flight was amazing! Managed to get some sleep in but it felt too short! Fell asleep and then the next best thing... Read more

Profiles

The future is bright

The future is bright

21 year old God’s Gift Achiuwa a 6’9 ft forward from Nigeria, is currently living a dream, playing basketball for St John’s University in the United States. When he... Read more

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Basketball is my life!

 Basketball is my life!

Growing up with a sporty family, Pumla Sathula adopted activeness and the love for sports at a tender age of ten years. She credits her brother as her source of... Read more

Profiles

BBall show hosts keep climbing

BBall show hosts keep climbing

Every Saturday at 13:30pm, South African basketball fans are greeted by the animated faces of two young and vibrant individuals - Jerome ‘Slim’ Du Plooy and Zesuliwe Hadebe. Fondly known... Read more

Fitness Tips

Perfect form shooting drill

Perfect form shooting drill

You can play basketball with basic skills but to be a great player, there is more work and patience to be involved. You also have to be active and quick... Read more

Features

NBA visits Alexandra

NBA visits Alexandra

A moment of shock and bliss dawned the youth of Alexandra in South Africa when the National Basketball Association (NBA) Atlanta Hawks Sky Team dropped by at their basketball court... Read more

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Tips to be a respectable player

Tips to be a respectable player

• Learn how to interact with other basketball players, their signals, etc. • Pass to other people more often. Don't try to run down the whole court by yourself and find that a... Read more

Fitness Tips

Tips to be a good basketball player

Tips to be a good basketball player

So you want to be a great baller? Whether you’re taking your first step onto the court or have already had a taste of this great game, here are some... Read more

Fitness Tips

Exercises to improve your basketball pow…

Exercises to improve your basketball power

Whether you’re dribbling, passing, or shooting, basketball takes a lot of physical power to perform quickly and accurately. If you want to be a great player, your physical training is... Read more

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Girls stepping up on the basketball cour…

Girls stepping up on the basketball court

Picture a long-limbed, young athlete, crossing a basketball court in a few easy strides before leaping up to release a perfectly arced ball to swish neatly into a hoop over... Read more

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Step Ladder to History

Step Ladder to History

Nigeria showed basketball at it’s best yesterday when they beat the African Champion Tunisia by 60-56, in their first every Olympic basketball showing ever. It was a good start from... Read more

Fitness Tips

Pool Workouts for Basketball Player

Pool Workouts for Basketball Player

So many basketball players will ask, how swimming or training in the pool connects to basketball. Which is a good question, basketball is a game played with use of variety... Read more

Fitness Tips

Increase Your Vertical Jump

Increase Your Vertical Jump

Welcome back after a long restful week of no workout, and trying to improve your skills on the basketball court. now here is this week workout, which is the week... Read more

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3-on-3 And1 Girls Basketball Tournament

3-on-3 And1 Girls Basketball Tournament

Warm weather, generous sponsors, spirited basketball players and doting parents were the order of the weekend at the two-day 3-on-3 basketball tournament hosted by And1 Africa, held at St Sthithians... Read more

My Story

Shooting for success

Shooting for success

When I was in primary school, every day after school I used to watch the basketball players training, and loved each and every move they did. I ended up telling... Read more

Fitness Tips

Vertical Leap, Jump Higher Exercises

Vertical Leap, Jump Higher Exercises

The ability to jump high is a skill not only in basketball and volleyball, but also in other sports like various codes of football such as rugby, Australian football and... Read more

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Gauteng Schools Bball Champs

Gauteng Schools Bball Champs

From sixteen, it came down to the final 8 boys and 8 girls teams battling it out who see who would come out on top and take home the trophy... Read more

My Story

YBN, sharing the passion

YBN, sharing the passion

It all started when I was accepted into the African Leadership Academy in Honeydew, South Africa in September 2010; a school teaching leadership and entrepreneurship to students from across the... Read more

Profiles

Breaking gender boundaries in coaching

Breaking gender boundaries in coaching

In Africa, it is extremely rare for a female coach to lead a men’s basketball team, but Liz Mills shows that it is not only possible, but that women can... Read more

Basketball

Bballers support HIV Awareness

Bballers support HIV Awareness

They sponged off soaked courts after an early morning downpour, by the end of the day the sun’s intensity sent most spectators seeking shady cover. Yet, neither weather extreme dampened... Read more

Nutrition

Nutrition that Fuels Basketball Players

Nutrition that Fuels Basketball Players

Be sure to get enough calories to meet the demands of basketball. Basketball has eight different changes in movement, and players average 997 changes in movement during a 48-minute game—that... Read more

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BWB: A dream for African players

BWB: A dream for African players

The Basketball Without Borders (BWB) camp is organised every year, a collaboration between FIBA and the NBA to use the sport of basketball as a common language for global peace,... Read more

Features

Media dropping the ball on hoops reporti…

Media dropping the ball on hoops reporting

The last decade has seen a rapid rise in basketball popularity across Africa, especially in countries like South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. However, despite growing enthusiasm, basketball remains... Read more

 

Coach's Corner: Liz Mills

Coach Liz Mills is an Australian basketball coach who has worked in Australia, Zambia, South Africa, Lithuania and the UK. Most recently she was the Head Coach of the Men's 2011/2012 Zambian National League Champions Heroes Play United and the Zambian Men's National University team. Liz has recently completed her Masters degree in Coaching, in Australia, specialising in the selection process of national teams. She writes on the mental and physical aspects of the game, coaching and how to build successful teams.

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