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NBA Exhibition Game in South Africa In August

South Sudan native Luol Deng‘s dream of seeing the NBA play a game on the continent of his birth moved a step closer to a reality with Wednesday’s announcement that the Miami Heat forward will headline one of the rosters for an August exhibition game in South

The Aug. 1 game at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg is the culmination of efforts designed to showcase the NBA’s growth in Africa through a connection that began more than 30 years ago when Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon was drafted first overall by Houston in 1984.

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