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 match up between the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors as part of the NBA Global Games series on Thursday 14 January 2016. This will be the sixth regular season game played in London and is the last of the 2015-16 season Global Games. Previous games were held in Italy, Spain, China, Brazil and Mexico.
In addition to the game at the O2, it was announced that 31 ODEON cinemas across the UK will screen the game live as well. This will provide more people across the whole of the UK the opportunity to partake in the excitement of the game.
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.
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