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

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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.

Here’s what Team Africa captain, Luol Deng, had to say on Twitter.

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.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the greatest NBA players from Africa.

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