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Roasters for the NBA Team Africa Vs Team World on August 5, Released

Sudanese and Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng and Thabo Sefolosha will lead Team Africa against Team World headlined by Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in the 2017 NBA Africa Game on August 5.

Deng will be coming to defend his MVP award and he admitted he would be privileged to do so.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Johannesburg to lead Team Africa alongside Thabo.”[/perfectpullquote]

He added, “The first NBA Africa game in 2015 was a lot of fun, and it will be a privilege to play in front of our African fans once again.”

The complete roasters were announced by the NBA and the players Association for the event that will take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Team Africa

Luol Deng (Sudan/British) (L.A Lakers)

Thabo Sefolosha (Swiss/South Africa) (Utah Jazz)

Bismack Biyombo (Congo) (Orlando Magic)

Clint Capela (Swiss /Angola & Congo) (Houston Rockets)

Gorgui Dieng (Senegal) (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Joel Embiid (Cameroon) (Philadelphia 76ers)

Serge Ibaka (Congo/Spain) (Toronto Raptors)

Luc Mbah a Moute (Cameroon) (Houston Rockets)

Salah Mejri (Tunisia) (Dallas Mavrecks)

Emmanuel Mudiay (Congo) (Denver Nuggets)

Victor Oladipo (Sierra Leone / America) (Indiana Pacers)

Dennis Schroder (Germany/ Gambia) (Atlanta Hawks)

Team World

Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)

Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)

Leandro Barbosa (Free Agent)

Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)

Wilson Chandler (Denver Nuggets)

DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans)

Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

Courtney Lee (New York Knicks)

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)

CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)

Kristaps Porzingis (New York Knicks)


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Basketball is witnessing explosive growth in Africa. Our return to Johannesburg this summer is part of the league’s continued commitment to bring the authentic NBA experience to fans around the world.[/perfectpullquote]

“I would like to thank the NBPA for their participation and for being terrific partners on this game and surrounding events.”




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