WATCH: Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo Make Surprise Appearances in NBA Africa Game

by August 01, 2015

To the delight of the sold-out crowd in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeem Olajuwon hit the the court as part of the NBA Africa game. Donning throwback uniforms, the NBA legends checked in during the second quarter of the NBA’s first officially-sanctioned game in Africa.

Olajuwon, 52, swatted a Trey Burke floater:

And then taught Nikola Vucevic a lesson in the post:

Mutombo, 49, missed his one field-goal attempt on Saturday, but he blocked a shot and (of course) got in a finger wag.

Team World defeated Team Africa, 101-97, but thanks to the two Hall-of-Fame talents, the historic game became an even more special event.