NBA Schedules 2015 Preseason Game in South Africa

The NBA has scheduled the preseason game for 2015 to take place in South Africa, the first U.S. professional sports organization to hold a game in Africa.

NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, who made the announcement, is currently in Johannesburg where the NBA is holding a Basketball without Borders camp.

“The involvement of our players in growing the game internationally and on a global basis is critical and it’s important,” Tatum told Black Enterprise. “I think that our players understand that and I think that the basketball community understands that.”

All proceeds of the game will go to charity.