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Olajuwon, Mutombo get in NBA Africa game

(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again and play for a little while in the second quarter.

The 52-year-old Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper - the "Dream Shake" - that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.

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