JOHANNESBURG, SA - AUGUST 1: Head Coach Lionel Hollins and Assistant Coach Brad Stevens of Team World with players Chris Paul #3, Bradley Beal #3, Trey Burke #3, Kenneth Faried #35, Marc Gasol #33, Pau Gasol #16, Jeff Green #32, Evan Turner #11, and Nikola Vucevic #9 of Team World with Head Coach Gregg Popovich and Assistant Coaches Mike Budenholzer and Monty Williams of Team Africa with players 
Luol Deng #9, Al-Farouq Aminu #8, Giannis Antetokounmpo #34, Nicolas Batum #5, Bismack Biyombo #8, Boris Diaw #33, Gorgui Dieng #5, Festus Ezeli #31, Serge Ibaka #9, and Luc Mbah a Moute #12 of Team Africa prior to the NBA Africa Game 2015 as part of Basketball Without Borders on August 1, 2015 at the Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Luol Deng named captain for NBA Africa Game 2017

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced that UK basketball star Luol Deng, Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks; Germany), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets; U.S.) and Thabo Sefolosha (Atlanta Hawks; Switzerland; parent from South Africa) will serve as team captains for NBA Africa Game 2017, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5 at…