The month of August is off to a great start, it just ushered in the years long-awaited 2017 NBA Africa Games. Another recorded Milestone for African Basketball Players all across the globe, as it shows a lot of promise for whats to come in the exponential progress and development of Africa, especially in the successful world of sports. Thanks to NBA, Basketball is witnessing explosive growth in Africa.
The game took place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa and it brought out all the who’s who in South Africa’s Sport, Media and Entertainment circles, not to leave out Africans who flew in from all across the globe. International celebrities and sport mavens like Akon and former Arsenal Captain Theirry Henry were also seen on the scene. The games have successfully come and gone and we are already awaiting the 2018 games. See the fabulous celebrity sightings from the #NBAAFRICA2017 games after the cut.
Emma Nyra, Dikembe Mutombo & Victoria Kimani
Jokate Mwegelo & Theirry Henry
Tendai Mtawarira, Siya Kolisi, Maps Maponyane
Meanwhile, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement about the sport’s growth around the continent and the current players’ decision to buy into the trip.
“Basketball is witnessing explosive growth in Africa,” he said. “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.
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