#NBAAfricaGame: Basketball Without Borders camp returns

Madiba honoured in baller style

By  | Dec 05, 2018, 07:55 PM

Basketball Without Borders

In honour of Mandela's centenary, the NBA Africa Game is supporting charities including the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Basketball Without Borders camp is also mentoring young African talent with life skills. We spent the day with the high energy delegation and we had a blast.

Every year for the past three years, South Africa has been abuzz with the Basketball fever caused by the NBA Africa Game. The game is this weekend, Saturday 4 August at Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria with the big game at 5 PM CAT. 

Through Basketball Without Borders (BWB) the next generation of NBA players are mentored through youth development, sports training and life skills. In honour of Madiba's centenary, who believed in the unifying power of sports, they hosted the 16th edition of BWB. 

Team Africa's captain Joel Embiid is an alumnus of this program and gets to mentor the young basketball athletes. The atmosphere was infectious as laughing and having fun was also what made the camp awesome. Joel Embiid even danced with the young athletes, dancing is an important life skill of course.

Scoop Makhathini was present at the launch as one of the biggest NBA fanatics we know.

The Team Africa and Team World players and delegation have jetted in. The legends from the women's league, WNBA also came through to coach and mentor the young athletes. 

We caught up with, Masai Ujiri the President of Toronto Raptors on his thoughts on the game on Saturday and this is what he had to say:

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