Finally, NBA is bringing a pro 12-team league to Africa

February 16, 2019 (GMN) - The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin to play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league’s plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.