Danilo Gallinari named MVP of 2018 NBA Africa Game

Adam Silver

Adam Silver

Team World beat Team Africa 96-92 Saturday in the 2018 NBA Africa Game.

During his down time, he got playful with a lion cub.

Embiid was fine, it was just a little love bite!

Former Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant
The recovery he now faces is not a race. "I miss you my friend", he added. For all of us at Mercedes he is our chairman, our mentor and our friend.

The NBA Africa Game is an off-season initiative that also gives 78 boys and girls from 29 countries on the continent the opportunity to train with the NBA players.

"Rooster" showed what's in store for Clippers fans next season by making nine of the 10 shots he attempted, including a late dagger that completed 100 percent shooting from range that capped a remarkable evening; his 23 points led Team World. Joel Embiid led all scorers with 24 points to go with 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Team Africa, with Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot tallying 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the losing effort. He also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists. Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool served as an assistant for the World Team. And he finished the game with a Team Africa-best +12. The 2018 NBA Africa Game is played in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, whose goals is to promote "dialogue as a vital instrument for addressing critical social issues and the most effective vehicle for sharing and growing memory, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice and social cohesion". According to the NBA, Team Africa is composed of players born in Africa or with "direct family ties to the continent".

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