It’s showtime! NBA announces its first game in Africa

April 24, 2015

The NBA announced Wednesday that it will play its first ever exhibition game in Africa on August 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Team Africa will tip-off against Team World and will feature two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng, born in South Sudan, as its captain. The Miami Heat star will lead a roster made up of first and second generation African players.

Team World will be led by eight-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.

The game will be hosted in aid of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Ticket details and full player rosters are yet to be announced.

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Source: CNN
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