Monday afternoon, Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark took a basketball, stepped underneath a strip of yellow caution tape and laid down a dribble upon the herringbone-patterned court at Barclays Center. Moments later, he was sinking a layup and -- egged on by arena construction workers -- shedding his jacket and swishing jumpers.
After nine years of envisioning the moment, Yormark had finally stepped foot on the Barclays Center hardwood.
JOHANNESBURG—Brooklyn Nets guard CJ Watson is one of several current NBA players joining legend Dikembe Mutombo on the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa in Johannesburg from August 30 to September 2. They will lead a camp for 60 of the top young players from across Africa, and help build two homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity South Africa in Orange Farm Township on August 31.