JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 1: Camp Director Masai Ujiri talks to the campers at the Basketball Without Boarders Africa program at the American International School of Johannesburg on August 1, 2018 in Gauteng province of Johannesburg, South Africa. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

The eagerly awaited third installment of the NBA Africa Game is set to tip off in a few minutes in Pretoria, South Africa.

The exhibition brings NBA players, Coaches and Administrators to the Africa continent to promote the world’s best league and fulfill social responsibilities.

Tonight’s game will be headlined by Team Africa-NBA players with African heritage- Captain Joel Embiid and veterans Luol Deng and Serge Ibaka.

Newcomers to this year’s roster include Cheick Diallo of New Orleans Pelicans and Pascal Siakam of Toronto Raptors.

Team World will have NBA Champions Harrison Barnes and JaVale McGee alongside team leaders Hassan Whiteside and Khris Middleton.

Africa will be seeking its maiden win in the game which tips off at 16:00 GMT following back to back losses in the past two editions.

In 2015, Team Africa lost 97-101 and fell 97-108 in last year’s game with 2006 NBA Champion and long tenured Dallas Mavericks Forward Dirk Nowitzki leading Team World.

NBA Assistant Coaches Ettore Messina and Juwan Howard will be in charge.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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