Nets, Cavs to play regular season game in Paris

Donovan Mitchell and the Cavs will take on Mikal Bridges and the Nets in a game in Paris in 2024.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the 2024 NBA Paris Game will feature the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers playing the league’s third regular season game in Paris at Accor Arena on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

The 2024 NBA Paris Game will mark the Nets’ second game in Paris, after playing a preseason game in the French capital in 2008. Brooklyn currently has the 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Defensive First Team and 2023 USA Basketball Men’s National Team member Mikal Bridges, 2023 USA Basketball Men’s National Team member Cam Johnson and three-time NBA All-Star Ben Simmons. The Nets have made five consecutive playoff appearances.

The Cavaliers will play their first game in Europe. Cleveland currently has four-time NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell, 2022 NBA All-Stars Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland, and 2022-23 Kia NBA All-Defensive First Team member Evan Mobley. The Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship in 2016 and made four consecutive NBA Finals appearances from 2015 to 2018.

The NBA Paris Game 2024 will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS and NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service available on the NBA app, reaching fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital media and social media. In addition to The NBA Paris Game 2024, the league and its partners will conduct interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA youth basketball development programs that will bring the NBA experience to fans in the French capital.

The game and surrounding events will be supported by a number of marketing partners including Foot Locker, La Française des Jeux, Nike and Tissot. Additional partners will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets for the NBA Paris Game 2024 will go on sale at a later date. Fans can register their interest in tickets and access pre-sale information and more by visiting NBAEvents.com/ParisGame. NBA ID members will receive priority access to the presale. Special ticket packages offering premium access, VIP experiences, hospitality and local hotel accommodation can be purchased at https://nbaexperiences.com/nba-paris-games-2024.

There have been more NBA players from France than from any other country outside of North America, including 2023 No. 1 overall draft pick Victor Wembanyama (San Antonio Spurs). Live NBA games and programming air in France on beIN SPORTS and NBA League Pass, including 45 prime-time weekend games last season as part of the league’s “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays” European prime-time initiative.

Fans in France can find more NBA information at NBA.com/Francethe league’s official online destination in France hosted it beINSports.comas well as on Facebook (NBA France), Twitter (@NBAFrance) and Instagram (NBAEurope). Fans in France can also purchase the latest NBA merchandise at NBA store in Paris and NBAStore.eu.

Executive quotes:

Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks:

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to compete in the 2024 NBA Paris Game and bring Nets basketball to an international stage. Our players and coaches will greatly benefit from the experience of immersing themselves in the rich culture of Paris off the court .”

Cleveland Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman:

“We are extremely honored as an organization to showcase the Cleveland Cavaliers in Paris. This unique opportunity will provide our players, coaches, staff and families with an experience into another culture, all while creating memories both on and off the court that will last a lifetime. We also recognize the universal appeal that basketball inspires, and we take great pride in our stewardship of the game. As proud representatives of the city of Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio, we look forward to establishing a personal level of engagement with our fans overseas, as well as partnering with the NBA in our collective efforts to elevate basketball on the international stage.”

NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum:

“We are thrilled to bring the live NBA experience back to Paris with two exciting teams in the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers. This game has become a destination for our passionate fans across Europe and will build on the incredible momentum around basketball and NBA in France and throughout the region.”

Deputy Mayor of Paris responsible for sport, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the River Seine, Pierre Rabadan:

“The City of Paris is pleased to host another exciting NBA regular season game and extend a warm welcome to two remarkable teams, the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Our love and passion for the sport of basketball drives us to provide an unforgettable experience for players and fans alike. Paris has always been a special place for basketball and continues to be so as its rich culture steadily thrives and spreads throughout the city.”

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