Boston Celtics Name Ime Udoka Head Coach

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Ime Udoka, former NBA star and Nigeria Men National Basketball team player, becomes the 18th Head Coach in Boston Celtics history. After a seven year NBA career, Ime began serving as an assistant coach for nine years including seven years with the San Antonio Spurs under the legendary coach Gregg Popovich. Check out the official press release here.

It will be great to see what Ime does with two NBA stars Jayson Tatum & Jalen Brown. The future is bright for both Udoka and the Boston Celtics. The Celtics team color scheme are perfect for Udoka as well.

Wale Joins ESPN The Jump

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Grammy nominated & multi-platinum recording artist Wale joined ESPN The Jump to discuss his new single Angles, Nigerian basketball, the Washington Wizards, and the NBA Playoffs/Finals. As you can see Wale is always repping for Nigeria (we need that Nigeria Basketball shirt on sale somewhere). Check out the full interview here:

Michaela Onyenwere 6th Pick In WNBA Draft

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This past week the New York Liberty selected Michaela Onyenwere as the 6th pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft. After a great career at UCLA, the six feet forward looks to continue to showcase her skillset on the next level. Michaela joins the growing list of Nigerian women in the WNBA including Nneka & Chiney Ogwumike, Arike Ogunbowale, and Kristine Anigwe amongst others.

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Chiney Makes History Again

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It feels like almost every week we read news about Chiney Ogwumike pushing the culture forward. From her national ESPN Radio show to being the Executive Producer for an upcoming ESPN Films WNBA documentary, Chiney exemplifies black excellence. It’s been so amazing to watch her growth and constantly elevate levels of success for women but black women in particular. With today being International Women’s Day, it was only fitting that the news broke today regarding her new commercial with Door Dash.

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Giannis Wins NBA All-Star MVP

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was the biggest star amongst stars last night during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. Team Lebron defeated Team Durant 170 – 150 led by the reigning back to back MVP. Giannis becomes the second recipient of the honorary Kobe Bryant NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award.

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Nigeria Undefeated In FIBA Afrobasket 2021 Qualifiers

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The Nigeria Men National Team continues to showcase their dominance with today’s win over Mali 76-56 in the final match of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers. Nigeria went 6-0 during the Qualifiers by an average winning margin of seventeen points per game. Nigeria will be the favorites heading into the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Championship taking place later this year in Kigali, Rwanda.

Nigeria Takes Over 2020 NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers select Isaac Okoro with the #5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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One of the main storylines coming of out of the 2020 NBA Draft was the record number of Nigerians drafted. There was a record of 8 Nigerians that got drafted including 6 players drafted as first round picks. Here’s the breakdown of the draft picks:

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