A little bit of America in London – NBA Global Game set to be played at O2 this week
The 02 is set to host a regular season matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Indiana Pacers as part of the NBA Global Games series on Thursday 12 January 2017. This game, which is part of the 2016-17 season Global Games, will mark both teams’ first trip to the UK and will be the league’s seventh regular season game played in London. Other games are being held in Mexico City.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has previously said that the hosting of the games ‘underscores our commitment to growing basketball in the region and to bringing more regular-season basketball to our fans in the UK.’ So, similarly to the growth of the NFL in London, it is likely that we can expect to see more NBA games played overseas in the coming years.