This May, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough partner Richard Levin got an email from a childhood friend asking for a favor: Could he and his law firm help the Nigerian men’s basketball team compete for Olympic glory?

Levin’s friend is Mike Brown, coach of Team Nigeria and associate head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Levin quickly committed to assisting Brown’s nonprofit in helping Africa’s only men’s Olympic basketball team get to Tokyo and contend for gold.