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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be playing a regular-season game against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in a very unique, one-of-a-kind location.
The two teams will face off in Paris, France, playing at Accor Arena, which will host the Paris 2024 Olympic basketball finals later this year.
As a way to hype up the fans, the Cavaliers released a video on Twitter that gave everyone a taste of what’s to come on Thursday.
WAKE UP, CAVS FANS. It’s game day IN PARIS. @RocketMortgage | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/xDdESqI9GR
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 11, 2024
The game in France is part of the NBA Global Games, which is an initiative to expand the NBA and encourage more players and fans to get involved.
For years, the league has been attempting to become an international league, and it’s worked in many ways.
Today, there are more foreign-born stars than ever before and many of them are the best in the league.
The league will have many more international games in the future, in France, Mexico, and beyond.
As for Thursday’s game, it is important for both teams.
The Cavaliers are the sixth seed in the East with a 21-15 record.
They have faced a ton of problems all season long, from bad games to many injuries.
They have won their last three games and are hoping to score their second four-game win streak of the season on Thursday.
The Nets are tenth in the East with a lacking 16-21 record and have had a tough run lately, losing six of their last seven games.
Perhaps they will have better luck in Paris against the Cavaliers.
No matter who wins in France, this game will serve as a way to spread awareness about the league and also give both teams a chance to make a splash overseas.
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