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Star African NBA player to watch: Joel Embiid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 26-year-old Embiid, who was born in Yaounde but moved to the United States at 16 years of age to pursue his dream of becoming a professional basketball player, has firmly established himself as one of the Philadelphia 76ers’ best players – especially in recent …

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Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics game preview

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 2020-21 season will continue through the week of Friday 22 to Thursday 28 January 2021. The first live game arrives on the morning of Saturday 23 January, as the Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Boston Celtics (02:30 LIVE on ESPN 2). This will …

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Could LeBron James come up against his son in the future?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the 2020-21 NBA season set to explode onto your screens in just a few days, one of the biggest pieces of news coming out of the league has been LeBron James signing a two-year, $85million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 35-year-old …

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Job’s Finished: Lakers win 17th NBA Championship

Los Angeles, USA | THE INDEPENDENT | LeBron James is used to delivering historic performances on The Finals stage. What he did in Game 6 of the 2020 Finals, though, puts him in a category all by himself. James was named Finals MVP after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the …

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Lebron James vows to carry on Bryant legacy

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  LeBron James vowed Friday that he and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates would continue the legacy of club icon Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash. James, his voice fraught with emotion, addressed the Staples Center crowd before the Lakers returned to …

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Feds probe Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Federal investigators on Monday sifted through the wreckage of the helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight other people, hoping to find clues to what caused the accident that stunned the world. Bryant, 41, was traveling Sunday …

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Kobe’s relentless spirit inspired NBA fans, players

Washington, United States | AFP | Kobe Bryant used a ferocious competitiveness and uncanny shooting touch to become an NBA icon, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced the newest generation of league talent and fans worldwide. From his 81-point game, the second-best scoring performance in NBA history, to five NBA …

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  BA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported, in an accident confirmed by police that saw five people killed. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said there were no survivors from the morning crash on …

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