NBA Plans to Play Preseason Exhibition Games in Japan, India Next Year
As the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks conclude their preseason game in China, the NBA plans of exposing the game further in Asia.
Known for being a huge market, the NBA has announced that it plans to play preseason games in Japan as well as plan a Dubai/India trip in addition to the annual Chinese preseason festivities. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is of Indian descent and will more than likely have the chance to represent the NBA with his franchise in India next year.
Sources: The NBA will expand its international reach next year to include preseason games in Japan (two cities) and a Dubai/India trip in addition to the China trip. Vivek Ranadive's Kings will likely be one of the teams that go to Dubai and India.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) October 7, 2018
Basketball has arguably became the second most popular sport in the world following soccer and now, the NBA plans on entering two massive and untapped markets.
Japan and India are next!