Castle Lite HOSTS NBA STARS
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.
HOLDING COURT Nyovest (left) Riky Rick and Cassper
BROTHERS IN SPORT Brilliant Khuzwayo, Thierry Henry and Ronny Turiaf
LEGEND Bruce Bowen at The Zone in Rosebank
AMBASSADOR thoughts Akon shares his