Lowry took 11 family members with him on the trip and, in between doing charity work, including building 10 homes for Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, found time to go on a safari. “I got a chance to really see lions, an elephant, giraffe, leopard, wild dogs, impala, all up close and personal,” Lowry said on an international NBA conference call.
Kyle Lowry: “Those are the type of things you don’t get to experience every day. Then you’ve got your kids and your family with you. Those things right there alone make you feel good about being able to do that and being fortunate enough to have your family and your kids and be able to see those type of things So it was pretty amazing.”
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker said Thursday he’s fully healed, following May surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. That means Walker is still considering playing in an NBA-sponsored exhibition in South Africa Saturday.
Walker wasn’t expected to play, but he’s holding open the possibility of suiting up. “I’m not sure yet. My knee feels good,” Walker said on a conference call. “I want to play. I can play. I haven’t made a decision yet.” Walker said there is no limitation on his physical activity, following surgery in Charlotte May 9.
“It’s a country that I’m still learning as I come here more often,” said the Switzerland-born Sefolosha on Thursday via conference call, noting that his family was not allowed there during Apartheid because of laws against interracial marriage. “It’s a beautiful country. I’m very fortunate that the NBA is doing the camp there so it allows me to mix business and pleasure and reconnect with this country and the family.
Thabo Sefolosha: “It’s been an amazing experience. It’s part of who I am and who my family comes from, so it’s a unique experience. It’s something that makes me very happy. It’s just fun to be here and reconnect with my roots.”