NBA coming to Shenzhen
Brazil, China and four other countries will host games later this month as part of the National Basketball Association’s third annual NBA Global Games initiative, including the NBA’s first game in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets will play a pair of games in China as part of the campaign, with the first contest on Oct 11 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Universiade Center. The second will be held in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Oct 14.
A trip to Shenzhen will be the Hornets’ first opportunity to play a game in China, while the Clippers will be returning to China for the second time in franchise history.
In 2004, the NBA hosted a pair of preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing as part of the first NBA China Games, but the league decided to unify its international tour under the NBA Global Games banner in 2013.