The NBA is taking its collective talent to Africa.
On August 1, 2015, several of the league’s top players, including Chris Paul, Marc Gasol, Luol Deng and Nicolas Batum, will make their way to Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, to take part in the NBA Africa Game.
The game, which splits the NBA players into Team Africa and Team World, is the first of its kind.
“I am extremely proud to be a part of the NBA’s first game in Africa,” said Deng, who will captain Team Africa. “Coming from South Sudan and having participated in the Basketball without Borders Africa camps in Johannesburg previously, I am truly honored to be part of this historic event.”
Not only will it be an entertaining exhibition on new soil, but it’s for a good cause. The game will be played in support of the Boys & Girls Club of South Africa, SOS Children’s Village Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Tip-off is at 9 a.m. ET (3 p.m. CAT) and can be viewed in the United States on ESPN or in Africa on SuperSport 6. Here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch NBA Africa Game Online
If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch NBA Africa Game on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.
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