NBA com­ing to Shen­zhen

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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