Former President Barack Obama is now reportedly teaming up with the NBA to attempt to promote ‘social responsibility in Africa.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
Former President Barack Obama is joining the NBA Africa, a division of the league on the continent, to promote the NBA’s “social responsibility efforts.”
Obama will help the league develop and push such efforts as “greater gender equality and economic inclusion,” according to an NBA press release. Obama will also get a minority equity stake in NBA Africa that will be used to support his charity, the Obama Foundation, and other causes.
Obama and NBA executives praised the partnership and touted the NBA as an avenue to spread American ideals across the globe.
“The NBA has always been a great ambassador for the United States — using the game to create deeper connections around the world, and in Africa, basketball has the power to promote opportunity, wellness, equality, and empowerment across the continent,” Obama said in a statement. “By investing in communities, promoting gender equality, and cultivating the love of the game of basketball, I believe that NBA Africa can make a difference for so many of Africa’s young people.”
The league has recently come under fire for its pro-China policies which have seen it repeatedly ignore the plight of the Uyghurs who are currently suffering a genocide at the hand of Chinese Communists.