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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson arrives in Johannesburg for NBA Africa Game

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, ready to represent Team World in the NBA Africa Game that will air on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday August 5th. The two teams, World vs. Africa, are comprised of NBA players like C.J. McCollum, Dirk Nowitizki, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis and Victor Oladipo.

On his way to Jo’burg, Hollis-Jefferson stopped in Mek'ele, Ethiopia, to help run a youth basketball program, teaming up with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

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The game is a semi-annual event held at the South African city’s TicketPro Dome. It’s part of a four-day program the NBA sponsors that also includes NBA Jr. competitions between African nations.

The 2015 game was the first NBA game played on the continent.