The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are foreign-led.
It was recently announced by the NBA that both teams will be part of the NBA Paris Game 2023.
Six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls and three-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons will play the regular-season game at the Acre Arena in Paris on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the NBA Paris Games 2023. https: // t .co / uKsdQZH8xC
– NBA (BANBA) May 24, 2022
The Bulls and Pistons will face off in a regular-season match on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Acre Arena in Paris, France.
This is another example of the NBA’s branch expansion and its international reach.
It could be one of the few global games announced by the league in the months and years ahead.
Chicago in the city of love
This is the first time the two NBA teams will not play against each other in Paris.
In fact, in January 2020, the Milwaukee Box won over the Charlotte Hornets at the Acres Arena.
There have been several international games in the last few years.
Most of them were in Mexico City, where there are San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Pistons.
However, the idea of playing games abroad is not new.
The first foreign regular-season NBA game came back in 1990, when San Tokyo faced the Utah Jazz.
Since then the NBA has sent its teams around the world for a few regular-season games.
This is a great way to raise awareness about leagues around the world.
It’s a way to create interest in young, up-and-coming players around the world.
It is no coincidence that the league has more international players than ever before.
Games like the ones planned in Paris are not just ratings and titles, they will take future players who will come to the NBA from every country.
Commissioner Adam Silver said making basketball an international sport would be his priority.
The game scheduled in Paris shows that this is true.