ESPN to Televise NBA Africa Game 2015


ESPN to Televise NBA Africa Game 2015

ESPN will televise NBA Africa Game 2015 – the first NBA game played in Africa – live on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. ET. The game will emanate from Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will air exclusively on ESPN in the U.S. The game will also be available on ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.

 Marc Kestecher (NBA on ESPN Radio) will provide commentary on ESPN, alongside analyst Doris Burke (NBA on ESPN). For ESPN Deportes, Álvaro Martin (NBA on ESPN Deportes) and Carlos Morales (NBA on ESPN Deportes) will provide commentary.

NBA Africa Game 2015 will feature a Team Africa versus Team World format. Current NBA players from Africa, or second-generation African players, will square off against current NBA players from the rest of the world, including the U.S. Rosters are below.

Team Africa Team World
Luol Deng (captain) Chris Paul (captain)
Al-Farouq Aminu Bradley Beal
Giannis Antetokounmpo Trey Burke
Nicolas Batum Kenneth Faried
Bismack Biyombo Marc Gasol
Boris Diaw Pau Gasol
Gorgui Dieng Jeff Green
Festus Ezeli Evan Turner
Serge Ibaka* Nikola Vucevic
Luc Mbah A Moute X
Nazr Mohammed X
Gregg Popovich (coach) Lionel Hollins (coach)

*will not play due to injury

For more information on NBA Africa Game 2015, visit; and Twitter @NBA_Africa and use the hashtag #NBAAfricaGame.

Note: ESPN2 will re-air the telecast on the same day, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.


Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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