Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Timberwolves to play in Mexico City in Regular Season

Exciting news for Timberwolves everywhere! The NBA has recently announced it will send the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves to Mexico City in December to play a regular season game.

The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks are also being sent away to London in January 2014 as part of its Global Games schedule. The Spurs-Wolves game will be played at the Mexico City Arena on Dec. 4, the 21st NBA game ever in Mexico.

I feel like play abroad is fun for the athletes, but who goes to the games? Do the locals go to the game to support the team? And you have to be a pretty dedicated fan to show up in Mexico or London just to watch a NBA game.

Apparently, it's not too weird. This NBA Global Games schedule will feature 12 NBA teams playing in 10 regular season and preseason games across eight cities in six countries. This includes two preseason games in China between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors scheduled for October and a game in Brazil between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards on Oct. 12.

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