The NBA will continue its tradition of playing regular season basketball games in Mexico.
The games will take place in mid-December, with the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, and Chicago Bulls highlighting the slate of two games. The Magic will face the Bulls on Dec. 13 and then take on the Jazz on Dec. 15.
In 2017-18, the Brooklyn Nets took on the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat in Mexico City. The 2018-19 season will mark the third straight year that regular season games will take place in Mexico. The NBA has played 26 games in Mexico City, dating back to 1992.
"Returning to Mexico City for two regular-season games this season reinforces our commitment to growing basketball in Mexico and Latin America," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "NBA teams have been playing in Mexico for more than 25 years, and the Bulls, Jazz and Magic organizations are excited to continue the tradition of bringing the live game experience to our passionate Mexican fans."
In discussing the renewal of the Mexican trip, Silver added that he remains hopeful to put a G League team in Mexico City.
By bringing the NBA to Mexico, the league continues to strive to make basketball a global game. Mexico City fans will get a chance to see high-flyers like Aaron Gordon, Donovan Mitchell, and Zach LaVine. Both Gordon and LaVine re-signed with their respective teams over the summer.
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