The inaugural, NBA-backed Basketball Africa League (BAL) tips off in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 May.

The tournament is yet another sign the NBA has its eyes on the continent – but what does it all mean for the continent?

The new professional league, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation and the NBA, is set to feature 12 African club teams.

Produced by Ian Williams

Edited by Mark Sedgwick

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