Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins always appreciates the time he gets to spend in Africa motivating and encouraging the locals. It’s part of the reason he keeps coming back.

This week, Hollins made his fifth trip to the continent as part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. He will coach Team World in an exhibition game Saturday in South Africa. Hollins’ roster includes brothers Pau and Marc Gasol and Chris Paul.

“I like to give back, and I think it’s important to give back,” Hollins said Friday. “It’s a life-changing experience when you come over here. You appreciate home a lot more. You appreciate what you have a lot more.

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