The game will be Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nowitzki and Walker will co-captain Team World. Deng, a Team Africa captain at NBA Africa Game 2015, and Sefolosha, an 11-year NBA veteran whose father was born in South Africa, will lead Team Africa.
“I’m really excited to represent Team World in the second NBA Africa Game this summer. I also look forward to returning to South Africa after taking part in the Basketball without Borders Africa camp eight years ago,” Nowitzki said in a statement released by the league. “It’s great to see how the game is growing across the continent, and I’m honored to be a part of this historic event.”
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NBA Africa Game 2017, which will take place following the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, will once again feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA).