View Full Version : There are quite a few Africans in the NBA and NFL

Fashion Yaa
17th January 2011, 03:58 AM
How come West Africa doesn't take playing basketball as seriously as nations like Angola or even consider a game like Rugby to counter South Africa's rugby culture.....American sport of National Football League may not pick up as quickly but I think the player of African origin in the states could be prime candidates for the sport of Rugby .

Here are a few players playing in either the NFL, NBA that I witnessed today alone

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT3ZuVMQZUU1bcxQ3s18XvhtdEvIeZuz vzIeyGwx9f98EodiV-5Iw- Nigeria

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQP6hBtGQdwjD4c1apQz09A2TcMfCcmt _G4c6cKfYeZ9TgowtBfEwEmeka Okafor -Nigeria

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTuu05rvM3Fqn7lMWsVmAUmhwTLmMA8O qYB7LmJWbL3uwBZ0XPXKelenna Azubuike-? he was born in London and his siblings seem to have west Africa names but non of the sources states his background but he does humanitarian work in Tanzania...if anyone knows, correct me please

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/africa/09/21/african.players.nfl/story.suh.gi.jpgNdamukong Suh-Cameroon

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRORlsT9OAX0A2Z_W9ryqo6tY0Z7r7Xf vVq8rDrR9kh8pYuaU12AlFarouq Aminu-Nigeria

not quite west African but African non the same

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9xBb1MMbg08vMVv-4wmJ8mR7fXOJ2AKX2IxJtAhMsjW2ZZRTA-Congo DRC

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS2Nkr7o90OyP3gXSw6O6cizNHr033l_ u7FuCwl1e6QyCl-Wnmg9A-South Africa

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgHCmSDhWfY3H0Q5Jq-DZplAZkPZu59l9NdAXDxWcp-K7zMMnm4w Hasheem Thabeet-Tanzania

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
17th January 2011, 06:04 AM
There are quite a few west african "ballers" out there eg. There was the great Hakeem Olajuwon(Nigeria) who did wonders in the NBA in in the '80s -2002, Pops Mensah Bonsu(Ghana/UK) currently playing for the Hornets,Michael Olowokandi, Boston Celtics ( Nigeria), Asante Samuel of the Philadelphia Eagles(Ghana),Ebenezer Ekuba who played for the Dallas Cowboys(Ghana),Joseph Addai of the Indianapolis Colts(Ghana) and some others i can't readily recall.

I guess it all boils down to Basket Ball not being popular in our neck of the woods,however the tide is changing, there are lots of west african "ballers" in the colleges who will soon be playing in the NFL and the NBA very soon. Soccer for one has loads of players from West Africa in the MLS eg.. 2 Ghanaians made the top 10 over all draft picks at the 2011 Super Drafts.

17th January 2011, 07:57 PM
Yes Pope, there are many west african basket ball and NFL players out there. I remember there was a Knicks player of Ghanaian descent(Nazr Mohamed) also. I always dream of seeing more Ghanaians in the NBA and the NFL that will make the game more popular back home.

21st January 2011, 01:41 AM
Africanballerz.com will be completely done in the near future and you will be able to research any of the players that you like. All these players also have foundations that benefit the community. Also africansportsmonthly.com will feature all African athletes throughout the world. Both will be great sources for information:)

Hadiatu Dumbuya

21st January 2011, 03:06 AM
so africanballerz, is this an advertisement..............lololol