Cas­tle Lite HOSTS NBA STARS

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Foot­ball leg­end Thierry Henry made a spe­cial ap­pear­ance and was ac­com­pa­nied by Sene­gale­se­born singer and busi­ness­man Akon.

Akon said the African con­ti­nent was the fu­ture and en­cour­aged the growth of bas­ket­ball. “Ev­ery­one had their chance, so it is time for Africa. It is im­por­tant to in­vest in bas­ket­ball in Africa,” he said.

The event saw lo­cal stars play­ing a fun game of three against three. And it didn’t take long for them to start sweat­ing.

Rap­per Riky Rick’s skills clearly go be­yond the mic as he showed on­look­ers that he knows his way around the court too. He led his team, which in­cluded his friend and fan­favourite Cassper Ny­ovest, to vic­tory.

On Thurs­day the NBA’s Bas­ket­ball With­out Borders, a de­vel­op­ment and com­mu­nity out­reach pro­gramme, was in Le­na­sia with 200 vol­un­teers in­clud­ing NBA play­ers to help build 10 houses. They also vis­ited the Apartheid Museum and other pop­u­lar sites.

Cas­tle Lite hosted a star-stud­ded “ex­tra cold af­fair” at an ex­clu­sive NBA Africa Game af­ter­party at The Venue in Mel­rose Arch right af­ter the game.

PHOTO: SIL­VER SIBIYA

HOLD­ING COURT Ny­ovest (left) Riky Rick and Cassper

PHOTO: PHUTI MATHOBELA

BROTH­ERS IN SPORT Bril­liant Khuzwayo, Thierry Henry and Ronny Turiaf

PHOTO: SIL­VER SIBIYA

LEG­END Bruce Bowen at The Zone in Rose­bank

PHOTO: PHUTI MATHOBELA

AM­BAS­SADOR thoughts Akon shares his

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