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3 African NBA pioneers

The jerseys of 3 of the most influential NBA players in Africa -- Manute Bol, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo -- hang in the rafters in Johannesburg, above this morning's Basketball Without Borders game.

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Sweet pass, sweeter dunk

Jeff Green finished off Chris Paul's no-look pass with a monster slam during the NBA's exhibition game in Africa.


Kenneth Faried throws down huge jam

Shh -- no one tell the Nuggets star that this game in Africa doesn't count toward the standings.


Surprise in Africa: Mutombo checks in

Dikembe Mutombo took the floor for Team Africa, where he joined Hakeem Olajuwon, and the crowd went wild.


Watch: Team Africa leads at half

Festus Ezeli's squad is ahead 56-38 over Team World in the NBA's first-ever game in Africa. Maybe Team Africa was buoyed by Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo, who both got some 2nd quarter minutes. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Watch: NBA in Africa

NBA stars including Luol Deng and Chris Paul are part of the league's first game in Africa. Team Africa is up on Team World late in the first quarter. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


History of the NBA in Africa

This morning's Basketball Without Borders game in Johannesburg is the result of a growing interest in the game on the continent: From Hakeem Olajuwon to Dikembe Mutombo to today's players.


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Another marquee name expected at Team USA mini-camp in 10 days' time: Clippers point guard Chris Paul

NBA tips in Africa: 9 a.m. ET on ESPN

Johannesburg hosts the first NBA game held in Africa, featuring Team Africa (which includes Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luol Deng and Serge Ibaka) against Team World (which includes Chris Paul and the Gasol brothers). Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


NBA Africa game means hope

For the first time, an official NBA exhibition game is being played on African soil. But the impact of one game has a reach far beyond what transpires on the court, Scoop Jackson writes. 'So much to be gained'

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