Consulate Staff Enjoy a Day of Hoops

CG Miller and Consulate Staff with players from the Northern Cape Zebras
CG Miller and Consulate Staff with players from the Northern Cape Zebras

The Basketball National League (BNL) is South Africa’s Men’s Professional Basketball League which launched in 2012 and is comprised of 12 teams. Their second season began on June 13 of this year and continues with 3 games on Saturday as well as on Sunday.  Consul General Earl Miller and Consulate staff recently attended BNL games ahead of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Basketball Without Borders program set to arrive in South Africa next month.  “Basketball Without Borders (BWB) is the NBA and the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) global basketball development and community outreach program that unites young basketball players to promote the sport and encourage positive social change in the areas of education, health, and wellness.”  It was a fun-filled day with mascots, cheering, and great athleticism.