Ike Diogu has a long track record as a top athlete playing basketball in the NBA and professionally abroad. He has overcome adversity and physical traumas and is stronger than ever. Ike “Black Caesar” Diogu has served as captain of the Nigerian National Basketball Team – which is heading to the Olympics for the third time. Ike is a Nigerian-American and recognized as a top athlete, selected 9th in the 1st round pick of the NBA by the Golden State Warriors. He is known by millions of fans as “The Beast”. When fans purchase merchandise they not only support Ike, they also support his foundation targeting childhood education, poverty alleviation, youth sports and Christian education.
“We play for Nigeria and there’s a lot of pride being able to represent your country. And I think people see that when I go out there and play I wanted to be tough, hard-nosed, to be somebody who is relentless on the floor, and that’s what that nickname embodies, all of those traits.”