A Look at Nigeria’s Blossoming Basketball Culture

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How to Make a Living on the Court

Even though many young Nigerians see basketball as a means of keeping out of trouble and providing for their family, only those lucky enough to play abroad attain lucrative careers in the sport. “The reality right now is the average salary in the Nigerian league is only about $100 a month,” Touomou told AP. "Not enough for a kid to live off."

(Photo: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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