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NEBA TIPS OFF BRAND NEW SEASON - Nov 13, 2015


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by: Nick Garton

It is tip off time for the New Era Basketball Association. The league has enjoyed one of the most productive off-seasons any new professional association has ever had. Expansion into a 20 team league, major sponsorship acquisitions, a television launch and the announcing of a soon-to-come women's league have marked the last couple of months for NEBA.
Yet all of those changes and accomplishments took place simply to lead us to this moment and now that moment is here. It's time for the 2016 NEBA season to begin. The Memphis Lions face the Garland Hoyas Melvin Allen (6'7''-F-83, agency: Marcher Sports) Friday night in the season opener. It is a game that will feature some of the league's brightest stars and most promising newcomers. Excitement is building for everyone involved as the waiting is just about over. But for NEBA President Kevin Williams, it is also a time for reflection. While owners are rushing to make sure every detail is looked after, coaches are putting the finishing touches on their game plans and players are getting ready to showcase their skills, Kevin Williams is taking a moment to think about how it all ever got this far. 'When we started the NEBA League we never thought it would grow this fast the way it has,' Williams said. 'We are extremely thankful to everyone that has supported the movement and continues to support it.' Respect the movement has been a motto and calling card for the league as it embarks on a journey no other minor league basketball association has ever taken. Both as a hashtag on social media and in passing conversation between league associates, respect the movement means a lot of things. For league owners it means having a fraternity of like minded people all committed to the same goals and reaching those goals regardless of how lofty they seem to be. For coaches and players, it means making good on the opportunity presented to them and doing their best to perform at a level that makes the league as relevant as possible at all times. For NEBA Commissioner Dominique Wilford, it means rewarding the faith Williams showed in him and continuing to grow the league into a place that embodies Williams' vision. 'We said in the beginning we did not want to be just like the other regional leagues,' Williams said. 'We wanted a national schedule like the NBA and D League and starting with our first game, Memphis vs Garland, that's exactly what we have.'Memphis faces Garland at 6pm CST Friday night. The game, along with all of the other NEBA games this season, will be shown on the NEBA television network. It is the first of several games that will take place over the weekend. For more information on NEBA wwww.officialneba.com  



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