The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the third NBA Africa Game, which will take place on Saturday, 04 August 2018 at Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria.
The 2018 NBA Africa Game will once again feature a Team Africa vs Team World format. Team Africa will be composed of players born in Africa or with direct family ties to the continent, and Team World will comprise players from the rest of the world.
“Hosting the NBA Africa Game for the third time in four years is a testament to our commitment to growing the game in Africa. We look forward to working with the NBPA once again and all our partners to bring the authentic NBA experience to our fans in South Africa and the rest of the continent. This game and the community events in the week leading up to it will further build on our efforts to use the transformative power of the game of basketball to foster positive social change,” said Fall.
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; US/Nigeria), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; DRC), Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali), Evan Fournier (Magic; France/Algeria), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors; Congo), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (76ers; France/DRC), and Pascal Siakam (Raptors; Cameroon).
DeMar DeRozan (Raptors; US), Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks; US), Danilo Gallinari (LA Clippers; Italy), Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs; US), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; US), and Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat; US).
The NBA Africa Game 2018 will take place following the 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa. In honour of the centenary of Nelson Mandela, the game will be played in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The NBA Africa Game 2018 will air live in sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1, the Kwesé TV app, as well as Kwesé‘s partner pay-TV and free-to-air channels.
Full rosters of players, coaches and legends will be announced at a later date.
Tickets will be available from Friday, 15 June 2018 via Computicket.