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Luc Mbah a Moute Holiday Party

Luc Mbah a Moute Holiday Party

Luc Mbah a Moute and Amanda Edwards, Houston Council Member, organized a magnificent evening for this Christmas, to offer presents and be of use meals to families affected by the hurricane Harvey.

Here are some photos and video of the evening!

City of Houston Honors Mbah a Moute

City of Houston Honors Mbah a Moute

City proclaims November 28, 2017 as Luc’s Day in Houston.

Today, the Mayor and City Council honored the Rockets’ Forward for his contributions to the City by proclaiming November 28, 2017, Luc Mbah a Moute Day in Houston.

The full proclamation reads:

« WHEREAS, an influential NBA basketball player for the Houston Rockets, Luc Mbah A. Moute is a community servant and leader. He serves as a motivational speaker, sharing his inspirational story to help people overcome life challenges and follow their dreams; and,

WHEREAS, a few years ago, Luc Mbah A. Moute launched the Luc Mbah A. Moute Foundation, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children around the world to believe in themselves, and the many possibilities for their future despite life’s trials and tribulations. His organization also helps the youth by contributing to improving issues such as education, health and nutrition; and,

WHEREAS, partnering with established and key organizations, the Luc Mbah A Moute Foundation continues to impact communities and individuals that need assistance, helping thousands obtain medical treatment and school supplies, as well as assisting with various programs; and,

WHEREAS, on November 28, 2017, Luc Mbah A. Moute for his countless contributions through the Luc Mbah A Moute Foundation, especially during Hurricane Harvey, The City of Houston commends and appreciates Luc Mbah A. Moute for his service, impacting the lives of youth as a true role model and improving communities through his giving heart.

THEREFORE, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim November 28, 2017, as Luc Mbah A. Moute Day in Houston, Texas. »

Source : http://www.nba.com/rockets

Luc Mbah a Moute in the Africa Game 2017

Luc Mbah a Moute in the Africa Game 2017

The NBA announced on Thursday the list of players who will participate in the Africa Game 2017, a charity match that will take place on Saturday, August 5 in Johannesburg (South Africa). Two teams will compete, the Team Africa of which Luc Mbah Moute is part of, and Team World. The benefits will go to UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages.

Team Africa:
Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers), Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic), Clint Capela (Houston Rockets), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors), Luc Mbah a Moute (Los Angeles Clippers), Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Dennis Schroder (Atlanta Hawks).

Team World:
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets), Leandro Barbosa (Phoenix Suns), Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics), Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets), DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Courtney Lee (New York Knicks), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks).

Luol Deng of South Sudanese origin and Thabo Sefolosha of South African parents will be the two captains of the African selection, while Dirk Nowitzki and Kemba Walker will lead the world.
Several coaches such as Erik Spoelstra (Heat), Mike Malone (Nuggets), Alvin Gentry (Pelicans) or leaders like Masai Ujiri (Raptors) will also attend the event.

 

 

Press review : Basketball Without Borders Holds Special Meaning To Mbah A Moute

Press review : Basketball Without Borders Holds Special Meaning To Mbah A Moute

Basketball without Borders is more than an NBA community outreach program to Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute.

It’s, in some ways, where his basketball dreams became tangible.

The Cameroon native was a camper at the inaugural BWB Africa camp in 2003. Given what it meant to him, Mbah a Moute always makes it a point to stay involved in the program, which this summer meant traveling to Angola to help teach at the camp.

“I go back every year and talk to the kids,” Mbah a Moute said. “You know, just kind of keep the dream alive for them, and make sure they understand the dream is true. I’ve done it; I’ve gone through the whole path, being in their shoes, then going to high school here in the U.S., college, and then being in the NBA now.”

BWB’s goal is to promote the NBA while encouraging positive social change in education, health and wellness worldwide. It brings the top youth players from the area together to receive training from current and former NBA players and coaches.

This summer, the top 87 boys and girls from 27 African countries traveled to the first BWB Africa camp in Angola from Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Pavilhão Multiusos do Kilamba in Luanda.

Mbah a Moute, who still remembers being a teenage camper with NBA aspirations when he attended 13 years ago in South Africa, was among a group of NBA and FIBA players and coaches teaching the kids, which also included Bismack Biyombo, Eric Bledsoe, Salah Mejri, Thabo Sefolosha and Cody Zeller.

They were joined by NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, as well as former NBA players Charlie Bell, Jason Collins and Olumide Oyedeji and former WNBA players Astou Ndiaye-Diatta and Jenn Lacy. In addition, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri served as camp directors.

Mbah a Moute said he spent about a month and a half in Africa this summer, and every year he tries to make it a point to return, largely to help with camps.

“It’s always great when you see the kids,” Mbah a Moute said. “They identify with you, because you’ve actually been there. You know what they go through on a regular day, whether it’s basketball-wise, lifestyle-wise, you know because you’re from there.”

And that’s not an anomaly.

Mbah a Moute is one of 21 former BWB campers and one of a record 10 African players who were on opening-night NBA rosters last season. The BWB program began in 2001 in Europe and has since staged 46 camps in 23 countries on six continents, hosting more than 2,500 participants.

Rowan Kavner Digital Content Coordinator

source : http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/basketball-without-borders-holds-special-meaning-mbah-moute

The first Jr. NBA League in Cameroon

The first Jr. NBA League in Cameroon

Cameroonian National Basketball Association (NBA) star Luc Richard Mbah A Moute is back home in Cameroon with Sports Envoys NBA and WNBA stars Charlie Bell and Astou Ndiaye, an American who is a native of Senegal. National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s NBA stars are visiting Yaounde from September 5 through 9, 2016 for a series of youth sports community outreach programs in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and the Cameroonian Basketball Federation (FECA Basket). Their visit underscores the partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Cameroon to promote youth empowerment and education through sports.

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Basketball Without Borders Americas

Basketball Without Borders Americas

Within the BWB Americas in 2015, the best players in the world born in 1998 will have the opportunity to learn directly legends, players and coaches in the NBA and FIBA, and compete with the best players of North and South America.

BWB is a social program to help local communities organized by the NBA and FIBA. It brings together young basketball players to promote sport and encourage positive social change in the areas of education, health, and well-being.

NBA Africa Game 2015

NBA Africa Game 2015

The first NBA match organized in Africa, between Africa Team at the Team World led to a great show with some surprises like the participation of African legends of the NBA, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. After being down for three quarter-time, it is ultimately the World Team that won 101-97.

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Game recap Team World vs Team Africa

 

Event : NBA Africa Game

Event : NBA Africa Game

Luc Mbah a Moute will travel to Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in the NBA Africa Game on 1 August, a gala that will pit a selection of NBA players from Africa to a global selection also composed of NBA players.

All profits from this first NBA game in Africa will be donated to three organizations: Boys and Girls Club of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Other events will be organized around this match, as conference with intervention of NBA players and legends as well as coaches, about leadership and health / wellness for youth.
Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs coach) will handle the Team Africa while Lionel Hollins (Brooklyn Nets coach) will manage the World Team.

Team Africa, comprised of players born in Africa and second-generation African players, will feature team captain and two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng (Miami Heat; Great Britain; born in South Sudan), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.; parents from Nigeria), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece; parents from Nigeria), Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets; France; parent from Cameroon), Bismack Biyombo (Toronto Raptors; Democratic Republic of the Congo), Boris Diaw (San Antonio Spurs; France; parent from Senegal), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal), Festus Ezeli (Golden State Warriors; Nigeria), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder; Congo)*, and Luc Mbah a Moute (Sacramento Kings; Cameroon).

Team World, comprised of players from the rest of the world, will feature team captain, NBPA President and eight-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers; U.S.), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards; U.S.), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets; U.S.), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies; Spain), Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls; Spain), Jeff Green (Memphis Grizzlies; U.S.), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics; U.S.), Evan Turner (Boston Celtics; U.S.) and Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic; Montenegro).

Africa Game 2015 teasing

Donations to the orphanage Foyer Saint Teresa of childhood

Donations to the orphanage Foyer Saint Teresa of childhood

As every year, Luc Mbah a Moute during the organizing basketball camps in Cameroon, distributes a multitude of gifts, especially in orphanages. This year, it is the young children of the Home of St. Therese who had the pleasure to receive food and presents from Luc Mbah a Moute.

 

 

Festival Openaire Streetbasket

Festival Openaire Streetbasket

Luc Mbah a Moute was the special guest of the Festival OpenAIRE Streetbasket in Geneva, a high-level basketball tournament punctuated by many events.

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In Geneva with the winners of Friday's youth tournament ! #openaire #basketball #festival #geneva #switzerland

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Luc guest in Sunday Night Live

Luc guest in Sunday Night Live

Luc Mbah a Moute is in France! Guest on the TV studio Sunday Night Live (beIN Sports), Luc participated in the basketball show and told us, among other analysis on the season of his team.