The NBA Africa 2015 Game will take place on Saturday, August 1, at 9:00 AM eastern, in Johannesburg. Team Africa against Team World, in what could be an awesomely gifted game of basketball during the doldrums of the "NBA season." August 1 we get a basketball game? OK!
Team World will be coached by Brooklyn Nets' very own Lionel Hollins, while GM Billy King will also be on hand to take in the game. So, while there are no Nets players in the game, there's still a little rooting interest, I suppose.
The details are as follows:
When: August 1st at 9:00 AM EST
Where: ESPN or ESPN.com
Here are the rosters, for those wondering:
Coaches: Gregg Popovich, Mike Budenholzer and Monty Williams.
Players: Luol Deng (Miami Heat; Great Britain; born in South Sudan), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; US; parents from Nigeria), Giannis Antetokounmpo(Milwaukee Bucks; Greece; parents from Nigeria), Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets; France; parent from Cameroon), Bismack Biyombo (Toronto Raptors; Democratic Republic of the Congo), Boris Diaw (San Antonio Spurs; France; parent from Senegal),Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal), Festus Ezeli (Golden State Warriors; Nigeria), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder; Congo)*, and Luc Mbah a Moute (Sacramento Kings; Cameroon).
*Will not play due to injury
Coaches: Lionel Hollins, Brad Stevens
Players: Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers; US), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards; US), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets; US), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies; Spain),Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls; Spain), Jeff Green (Memphis Grizzlies; US), Marcus Smart(Boston Celtics; US), Evan Turner (Boston Celtics; US) and Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic; Montenegro).