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The National Basketball Association is exporting its brand and its players abroad. In partnership with France broadcaster beIN SPORTS, it has been announced that the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks will face head to head in Paris. Set to be the first-ever regular season NBA game played in the city, the highlighted game will be a ripper as a new year of elite basketball is ignited at the AccorHotels Arena.

The NBA Paris Game 2020 Presented by beIN SPORTS will mark the Hornets’ second game in Paris, having played a preseason game in the French capital in 1994 against the Golden State Warriors. The Hornets’ roster currently features three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker, four-time NBA Champion Tony Parker (France) and fellow countryman Nicolas Batum. For the Bucks, they will be playing their first game in France, having previously played a regular-season game in London in 2015.

“The Charlotte Hornets are proud to have the opportunity to participate in the first NBA regular-season game in Paris,” Michael Jordan and Charlotte Hornets Chairman has said. “Having played in the preseason in France during my career, I witnessed first-hand the passion the French fans have for NBA basketball. We are excited to bring our team to Paris for this history-making event.”

Tickets to the inaugural event will go on pre-sale on October 23, 2019. This is considered to be a sellout event so for those interested in nabbing a ticket, visit here to register interest and gain access to pre-sale tickets and other benefits.

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