Set to be played in Pretoria next month, the NBA Africa Game is going to feature notable NBA superstars with African heritage playing against a select World Team.
Also coinciding with Nelson Mandela’s centenary birthday celebrations, the proceeds from the game are going to be used to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Below are the NBA players representing Team Africa:
1. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers, Cameroon)
2. Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors, Republic of Congo)
3. Ian Mahinmi (Washington Wizards, Benin)
4. Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers, South Sudan)
5. Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors, Cameroon)
6. Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers, Nigeria)
7. Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans, Mali)
8. Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic, Algeria)
9. Bismack Biyombo (Charlotte Hornets, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
The World Team includes the following NBA stars:
- Danilo Gallinari (LA Clippers, Italy)
- JaVale McGee (Los Angeles Lakers, U.S.A)
- Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs, U.S.A)
- Marvin Williams (Charlotte Hornets, U.S.A)
- Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat, U.S.A)
- Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks, U.S.A)
- Dennis Smith Jr. (Dallas Mavericks, U.S.A)
- Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks, U.S.A)
- John Collins (Atlanta Hawks, U.S.A)
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, will also be in attendance.