So many things to be thankful for.
Both Men & Women qualified for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Nigeria breaking grounds local and international scenes.
New players of Nigerian bloodline discovered, in foreign teams, most of which are the best.
Nowhere you won't find a Nigerian doing exceedingly well, not just in sports business, but education.
The seemingly downside was the political attack of which some media individuals and houses allowed themselves to be used to lengthen the unnecessary, and partially stunt the imminent growth of the game.
First ever FIBA3x3 World Cup outing in Philippines.
D'Tigress led by Otis Hughley, was the first African team in history to reach the Quarter Finals of the Women's World Cup. Let's not forget the first country to fly an indigenous kit brand, AFA Sports 🇳🇬.
The Men, D'Tigers led by Alex Nwora, who already qualified for the FIBA World Cup are yet to be beaten.
Rivers Hoopers are back after seven years of absence, while Defenders Basketball who had a bad run last year have qualified for the first ever FIBA AfroLeague
While, more foreign aides came through, grassroots development: individuals didn't wait for philanthropist abroad to run their clinic and expose more kids to the game, but the light shed by the developed countries continued.
CBL Africa🇳🇬 came gunning briefly, but got more fanbase after changing location to the mainland. Branded jerseys, balls, kits, etc flooded the area. Talk about sports business.
People actually bought tickets to watch games...funny the development wasn't welcomed by individuals who ought to know better.
There's so much to be thankful for.
What is yours?
This piece is dedicated to our media friends all over. Let's promote the game and not destroy.
We can do better.