Basketball fans who are heading to see the first ever regular season NBA game in Europe at London’s O2 Arena in March between the Toronto Raptors and the New Jersey Nets will be in for a treat. The British Basketball League and the NBA have teamed up with AEG, the owners of the O2 to hold the BBL Trophy Final on March 5th before the second Toronto Raptors and New Jersey game of that weekend.
BBL Chairman Paul Blake said, ‘This is a very exciting opportunity for the BBL to work in partnership with the NBA, and to stage one of our major events Finals at the prestigious O2 Arena. Basketball fans in the UK are going to be able to enjoy a feast of basketball, with two top British teams going head-to-head in the BBL Trophy Final, followed by a regular-season NBA game. We are delighted to be working with the NBA in promoting the two games, and I am sure basketball fans will respond with excitement. We are also committing jointly to staging some very exciting development activities in the lead-up to the games, taking the excitement of the Events to the country.’
In the Final so far, are The Guildford Heat. The team they will be up against will be winner of the Newcastle Eagles v Mersey Tigers game, which is to me played later this month.
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