Two NBA China Games to Take Place in October

    By Connor Lynch
    NBA

    On Monday, the NBA announced the 27th and 28th NBA China games, set to take place October 10 – October 12.

    Two teams will make the trip for the NBA China games – the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. The two teams will play two preseason games against each other, first in Shanghai and then in Shenzhen.

    It will be the second time the Lakers have played in China since their two preseason games there in 2013. The Nets have played there twice previously, in 2010 and 2014.

    NBA fans in China will be treated to stars such as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.

     

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    Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma cited the passion of the Chinese fans as a reason to be excited about the trip.

    “The entire Los Angeles Lakers organization is excited to return to China to play in front of the passionate Chinese fans,” he said.

    “During my visit to China, I was absolutely amazed by the fans’ love and excitement for the game of basketball.  We would like to thank you in advance for coming out to support us in Shanghai and Shenzhen and I know the atmosphere at the games will be great.”

    Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert acknowledged the importance of growing the NBA abroad ahead of his first trip to China.

     

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    “It’s an honor to help celebrate basketball’s growth abroad, and represent Brooklyn and the League on an international stage.  The Nets have a connection to fans all over the world, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to visit China and play for our passionate Chinese fans for the very first time.”