JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 2: Danilo Gallinari of Team World helps build as he participates at the Habitat for Humanity event as part of the Basketball Without Boarders Africa program at Lawly estates a township of Johannesburg on August 2, 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)

Embiid with participants
This year’s NBA Africa Game tips off at 16:00 GMT in Pretoria, South Africa and is set to feature some of the world’s best basketball players in action.

The game featuring NBA players of African descent-Team Africa- against other international players in the league-Team World- climaxes a flurry of activities this week.

Players, Coaches and Managers in the NBA descended on the Southern African country and engaged in several community projects.

10 houses in the Lawley Community in South Africa’s Johannesburg district were constructed in the week with players participating in the construction.

The Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Program was also organized with young players from several countries on the continent get mentored in crucial aspects of the their development in the sport.

Former BWB participants like Danilo Gallinari and Joel Embiid were present at the camp to share their experiences with the aspiring players.

Tonight’s game will be the third edition since it started in 2015 and the home team is looking for its first win.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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