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Dirk Nowitzki, Kemba Walker, Thabo Sefolosha and Luol Deng named team captains for NBA Africa Game 2017 - Jun 23, 2017


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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that Dirk Nowitzki (213-F-78) (Dallas Mavericks; Germany), Kemba Walker (185-PG-90, college: Connecticut) (Charlotte Hornets; U.S.), Thabo Sefolosha (201-G-84) (Atlanta Hawks; Switzerland; parent from South Africa) and Luol Deng (206-F-85, college: Duke, agency: Interperformances) (Los Angeles Lakers; South Sudan) will serve as team captains for NBA Africa Game 2017. Nowitzki, a 13-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Champion, along with Walker, a 2017 NBA All-Star, will co-captain Team World. Deng, a two-time NBA All-Star and 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. 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).
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