Following the Joburg store opening, NBA is expanding its retail footprint to Durban and Cape Town.
The Durban NBA store will be opening on Friday 24 November 2023, at the Gateway Mall, while the Cape Town store will be opening on Friday, 1 December 2023, at the V&A Waterfront.
Both stores, operated by Shesha, will boast an extensive range of officially licensed NBA merchandise for youth and adults, including current and former player jerseys, apparel, headwear, footwear, sporting goods, toys, and collectibles from major brands such as Nike, Mitchell & Ness, New Era, and Wilson. The stores will also feature a customization area where fans can personalize NBA jerseys.
Adding to the buzz, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler is set to grace Cape Town on Tuesday, 12 December 2023, and Durban on Thursday, 14 December 2023, bringing an extra touch of glamour as he engages with local fans.
“Following the launch of Africa’s first NBA Store in Johannesburg last year, we are excited to also deliver the NBA Store experience to fans in Durban and Cape Town,” said Shesha CEO Nirmal Devchand.
“The launch of the new NBA Stores will provide more fans in these cities with better access to their favorite teams and players’ merchandise, and we look forward to welcoming them to these new locations”, he adds.
The new stores add to the first NBA Store in Sandton City, Johannesburg, and the online shop nbastore.africa.