With the Miami Heat winning the NBA championship last week, you would think the only thing happening between now and the new season would be the NBA draft, but you would be wrong.
As you know from my previous posts, I’ve attended a few Golden State Warriors games this season (via press pass and a pair of complimentary tickets), including two games when Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rocket played against his former team and my first ever NBA game without Jeremy Lin.
Well, during the off season, the NBA does do international outreach and is especially focused on expanding the popularity of the NBA in China. Due to my personal and work travel, I didn’t have a chance to mention that Golden State Warriors player Klay Thompson already made it to China (check out his Skype interview) traveled to Xi’an and Chengdu and Harrison Barnes will be traveling to China August 2-14.
The rest of the NBA schedule in China for the summer is, which will involve various different events including: Three-point Shootout, Team Shooting Contest, Slam Dunk Contest, Knockout Challenge, “Win From Within” Basketball Challenge, Skills Challenge, and an NBA 3×3 Tournament, are:
Later this Fall during the per-season (as the NBA has already announced), the LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors will be playing two exhibition games in Beijing (10/15) and Shanghai (10/18) and the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers will be playing in Manila (10/10) and Taipei (10/13). I’m thinking of even maybe scheduling a vacation around then to try to make it to some of those games – would be an interesting experience!