This Tuesday, the NBA announced that on January 11, 2024, Paris will host, near the Accor Arena, a meeting between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The love story between the NBA and Paris continues. This Tuesday, the prestigious North American Basketball League announced that, for the third time, the French capital would host a regular season meeting. A match which will take place on January 11, next to the Accor Arena, and which will pit the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers franchises against each other.
In the statement formalizing this news, Mark Tatum, who is none other than the number two in the NBA, said: “This match (…) will reinforce the incredible momentum around basketball and the NBA in France and throughout the region. » Also according to the NBA, France is the country, outside of North America, which has the most players in the League. Among the newcomers this year, there is obviously Victor Wembanyama, resident of the San Antonio Spurs franchise after being the first choice of the 2023 edition of the draft.
Tickets are not yet on sale
In this same draft, his compatriot Bilal Coulibaly was chosen in seventh position and he joined the Washington Wizards franchise. For this new NBA meeting in Paris, tickets are obviously not yet on sale. The date of the opening of the ticket office will be communicated later. This will be the third time in four years that Bercy will host an NBA meeting, counting for the regular season.
Last January, the Chicago Bulls franchise beat the Detroit Pistons (126-108). In January 2020, it was the Milwaukee Bucks, led in particular by their Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had the last word, against the Charlotte Hornets (116-103). This idea of relocating NBA regular season games dates back to the 1990s. The “Global Games” were held in Japan and Mexico, before heading to Europe.