Eflin struggles as Phillies fall to Dodgers
Rivals think Phillies will meet any Manny Machado free-agent asking price

Embiid, TLC set to play in NBA's exhibition game in South Africa

By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor  

The NBA will hold their third exhibition game in South Africa in August, the NBA announced on Thursday, and Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid will suit up for Team Africa.  The game has been held in 2015 and 2017 and it will once again put a team of NBA players from Africa or with African heritage up against a squad of American and International NBA stars. It's set to take place on August 4 in Pretoria, South Africa, about 40 miles away from Johannesburg, where the game was played in 2015 and 2017. 

Joining Embiid on Team Africa will be teammate Timothe Luwau-Cabarrot Portland forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Orlando's Bismack Biyombo among others. Team World will consist of the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, Dallas forward Harrison Barnes and San Antonio's Rudy Gay. Full rosters are below:

Embiid, a native of Cameroon, was a participant in the NBA's Basketball without Borders camp back in 2011, where he was discovered by Luc Mbah a Moute, sparking his relocation to the states and ascension to NBA stardom. 

The NBA's exhibition in South Africa has grown over the two games, drawing 5,000 spectators in 2015 and 7,000 in 2017. The arena they will be playing in on August 4 seats 8,500.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)