NBA's current and former stars put on a show in Africa

Aug 1, 2015 9:33 PM by Ross Field

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg and it got even louder when NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again and play for a little while in the second quarter.

Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.

The game got serious in the second half: Chris Paul's Team World rallied to beat Luol Deng's Team Africa 101-97.


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