NBA Champion Festus Ezeli Returns to Nigeria to Reunite with Family, Give Back Through Basketball

Mercy Ezeli can’t quite put her finger on it, but there is something familiar about the giant man sitting on her bed. She smiles and squints as she sifts through her faltering memory, searching for an answer. The children and grandchildren who surround her seem to know who he is. After all, they welcomed him warmly into the room. But at 6’11”, he dwarfs all of them—even those that measure at 6’7” and 6’8”. “I know you,” she says, looking up at him with a smile. “I know you, but I don’t know you.” So Mercy turns to her daughter, Uchenna Okafor, who’s by her bedside, and asks, “Who is… Read More