The vibe of the NBA filled the venue, Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria this past weekend. NBA fanatics and celebrities showed up in their numbers, clad in basketball styled clothes. Here's a recap on what went down at the game.
The NBA Africa Game 2018 was one of the most anticipated sports events of the year. The charitable event alongside other programs was this year in honour of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The vibe was infectious as moments in the locker room showed the NBA players, Bismack Biyombo, Joel Embiid and Serge Ibaka among others dance to some Afro beats before the big game.
Zalebs showed up in their numbers and shared their golden moments on social media to ensure the FOMO is real for those who did not attend. Here are some of our favourite moments by our celebrities.
Cute celebrity parenting moments
Pearl Thusi showed up with her daughter.
AKA made his first-time attendance with his daughter Kairo as his date. Da L.E.S also came with his daughter and it was the cutest moments as the rappers showed their softer daddy personas to the world.
Kairo is still the coolest celebrity kid there is.
Ms Cosmo showed up to the event and Loyiso Gola also featured with that courtside swag.
Can we also appreciate how hot Nomuzi was looking at the game as well?
It was definitely an event worth attending and we are already counting down for the next edition. A special mention to Zalebs readers who supported Team Africa the whole way, even though Team Africa lost narrowly to Team World with 92-96, the biggest support was the fans. Our social media polls revealed so much love for Team Africa.
#NBAAfricaGame live poll, Who will win the game— ZAlebs (@Zalebs) August 4, 2018
Image Credit: Twitter/@NBA_Africa