NBA Africa Game FAQs

What is the NBA Africa Game?

The NBA Africa Game brings an authentic in-arena NBA basketball experience to passionate fans in South Africa. This is the third time the game will be held and it is played in a Team Africa vs. Team World format. Team Africa will be composed of players born in Africa or with direct family ties to the continent, and Team World will be composed of players from the rest of the world.

The NBA Africa Game 2018 will take place following the 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa. In honor of the centenary of Nelson Mandela, the game will be played in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Learn more about the foundation here.

The NBA has held two sold-out Africa Games, in Johannesburg in 2015 and 2017, in support of charities including UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA).

When and where is the NBA Africa Game 2018?

The game will take place on Saturday, 4 August 2018 at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria. The game will tip-off at 17h00 and will be preceded by Girls and Boys BWB All-Star Games. Doors to the venue will open at 14.30. The contact number of the venue is 0860 846 377. The physical address of the venue is listed below.

209 Aramist Avenue,




Where can I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on Computicket.

How can I stay up to date with the NBA Africa Game?

NBA fans and Africa Game attendees can sign up here to register your interest for the game. By signing up, the NBA will keep you informed on exclusive offers, all the NBA Africa Game 2018 updates and the latest team news. Also by visiting

How can I watch the game on TV?

The NBA Africa Game 2018 will air live in sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1, the Kwesé TV app, as well as Kwesé’s partner pay-TV and free-to-air channels. Learn more about how to subscribe to Kwesé here.

Who is playing in the NBA Africa Game 2018?

Team Africa includes:

• Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon)

• Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S./Nigeria)

• Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; Democratic Republic of the Congo)

• Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali)

• Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic; France/Algeria)

• Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors; Republic of Congo)

• Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (Philadelphia 76ers; France/Democratic Republic of the Congo)

• Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon)

• Ian Mahinmi (Washington Wizards; France/Benin)

• Luol Deng (Los Angeles Lakers; South Sudan)

Team World includes:

• Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks; U.S.)

• Danilo Gallinari (Los Angeles Clippers; Italy)

• Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs; U.S.)

• Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; U.S.)

• Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat; U.S.)

• Dennis Smith Jr. (Dallas Mavericks, U.S.)

• John Collins (Atlanta Hawks, U.S.)

• Javale McGee (Los Angeles Lakers, U.S.)

• Marvin Williams (Charlotte Hornets, U.S.)

What are the planned events for the day?

14h30: Gates Open

14h30 - 15h00: BWB All Star Game – Girls

15h15 - 16h00: BWB All Star Game – Boys

16h00: Players take the floor for warm ups

17h00: NBA Africa Game 2018 Tip-Off

Can I park at the venue?

Secure parking is available in Parkade at the venue. Parking will cost R20.00 per car, which can be paid at the venue.

How do I get to the venue?

From Johannesburg

• Take the N1 North towards Pretoria

• Take the Garsfontein exit (exit number 139) and turn right onto Garsfontein Road

• Turn left into January Masilela Drive

• Turn left into Aramist Avenue

• Sun Arena at Times Square will be on the left

Can I get food and drinks there?


Am I allowed to bring a bag?

Bags are allowed however; they cannot be larger than 14 inches x 14 inches x 6 inches.

Can I carry a firearm?

Under no circumstances are firearms of any kind allowed in the arena.

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