JOHANNESBURG (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says “stay tuned” for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league’s first exhibition on the continent.READ MORE: Ramsey Clark, Dallas Native And Former US Attorney General, Dies At 93
Silver didn’t give an exact time frame but said Thursday in South Africa that a pre-season and, ultimately, a league game was the aim, with the NBA on a “fast track” to build its brand in soccer-crazy Africa.
Silver and 20 top NBA players, led by Paul and two-time All Star Luol Deng, are in Johannesburg for the exhibition game Saturday featuring a Team World versus Team Africa.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Dies After Being Found Shot At Dallas Hotel
Some of the players are also taking the chance to go on a safari and visit the foundation of Nelson Mandela.
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