NBA Announces Mexico City Games For 2017-18 Season

Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets looks to pass around Ish Smith of the Detroit Pistons during the second half at the Palace of Auburn Hills

This will reportedly come after the Nets take on the Thunder in Mexico City on December 7, with both games counting against Brooklyn's home schedule. The NBA schedule is expected to be finalized this week with the full schedule expected to be released soon.

"We are excited to take part in fostering the NBA's global outreach and to connect with the Nets current and growing fanbase in Mexico", said Nets general manager Sean Marks, who was the first National Basketball Association player from New Zealand. "We are playing against two really good teams".

"We just really felt the passion of the Mexican fans". "To be able to get out of our comfort zone, and experience a new culture, is going to help us improve as a team and as an organization".

While it might be a bit unfortunate for the basketball fans of Mexico City that the Nets will be playing in both games, it's still cool to see the NBA bringing the Global Games to Mexico yet again, and continuing to grow the game outside of the United States.

For those anxious about watching the games, last season, each game in Mexico City was broadcast on either the participating teams' Fox Sports affiliate, ESPN or NBA TV. "As we enter only our 10th season of Thunder Basketball in Oklahoma City, we feel incredibly fortunate that our team and fan base will get to experience our first regular-season‎ game overseas".

On December 7th, the Brooklyn Nets will take on Russell Westbrook, Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder. "And, as I said, there is no market more important to us than Mexico".

The new schedule announced this offseason features a few things, no more games four games in five day stretches, back to back games have been lowered by 40, reduced single game road trips.

The games will be televised by ESPN in the USA and Televisa in Mexico.

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