The NBA will play an upcoming 2019-2020 season demonstration in China.
According to reports, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets will play twice in China ahead of next season. One of the pre-season events, the Lakers and Brooklyn will have their games in Shanghai and Shanghai on October 10, respectively. Last year, the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers came to China.
Now the demonstration game in China has become a sure annual event. The NBA expanded its market to China, Mexico and the UK early. China has streets and not a regular season but a pre-season, but a lot of Chinese fans are looking for the match. It is not just a simple game, but it is known that various events are followed and NBA products are sold well.
China has been steadily opening the NBA pre-season since 2004. With the exception of 2011, when the season was closed late due to closure of the workplace, the NBA games are being held every year and the schedule has been expanded, including two games in 2007 and 2008. Since then, China has played more games in NBA games than in other countries.
The teams visited also varied. After the Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets in 2015, has traveled to China. Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers, and Golden State Warriors Started in 2017, there are games in Shenzhen and Shanghai, and the competition will be held in the same place in 2019.
LeBron James (Lakers), the best NBA player, will visit China next summer. James has visited China several times as a sponsorship event. This time, he will lead the team to China and play in front of many Chinese fans. James played two matches in China when he hit the Miami Heat in 2012, and even played in China when he played in the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers play for the first time in the club history in China. It is the first time since the 2010-2011 season in the United States that it will be held outside the United States. Kobe Bryant led the team at the time. It is the first time to visit China by crossing the sea in a long time. There are a lot of prospects in addition to James, and it is going to provide various things.
Brooklyn crosses the Pacific again. Brooklyn has visited China in 2014. The Sacramento Kings then competed against Shanghai and Beijing respectively. Brooklyn had a 97-95 victory in Shanghai, and in Beijing, they finished the match with a two-game winning streak with Sacramento defeated by 129-117. Brooklyn became the first team to win all of the Chinese Open.
Brooklyn is also taking its place in recent years. The reconstruction project is proceeding smoothly through the long cave. As most of the athletes are going to be in the back row this season, it is hard to predict, but Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie are there. D'Angelo Russell is also a representative of Brooklyn. It will be a limited free agent after the season.
Meanwhile, in China since 2004, games have been held in many cities only in China, from Beijing, Guangzhou, Macao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Taipei in Taiwan. Japan has held regular season games, and although it is not yet confirmed, Japan and India are likely to hold demonstration games next season. Many East Asian countries have played NBA games, but unfortunately Korea has not been able to open a single game.