The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the NBA Paris Game 2023 will see the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls and three-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons play a regular game of the season at the Accor Arena in Paris on Thursday, Jan.19, 2023. .
The NBA Paris Game 2023 tickets will go on sale at a later date. Fans can register their interest in tickets, access pre-sale information and more by visiting NBAEvents.com/ParisGame.
The NBA Paris Game 2023 will mark the Bulls’ third game in Paris, having played two pre-season games in the French capital in 1997. Chicago currently offers five NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan, two-time NBA All-Star and Slam Dunk Champion Zach Lavigne. and two-time NBA All-Star Nikola Vucevich (Montenegro). The Bulls won six NBA championships spanning eight years, becoming the third franchise in league history to win three consecutive titles twice (1991-1993 and 1996-1998).
The Pistons will make their first game in France, having previously played regular season matches in London (2013) and Mexico City (2019). Detroit currently features 2021 first draft pick Cady Cunningham, 2020 Olympic gold medalist Jeramy Grant, 2020 General Draft No. 7, Killian Hayes (France), and 2021 NBA All-Rookie members Sadiq Bay and Isaiah Stewart. The Pistons won NBA titles in 1989, 1990, and 2004 and made six consecutive Finals in the Eastern Conference from 2003 to 2008.
The NBA Paris Game 2023 will mark the first NBA game in Europe since 2020 and the 12th league game in France since 1991. The NBA Paris Game 2020 – the first game of the NBA regular season – was held in Paris on January 24 (January) 2020, Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks appear.
In addition to the NBA Paris Game 2023, the league and its partners will conduct interactive fan activities, outreach initiatives for the NBA Cares community and youth NBA Junior basketball development programs that will bring the NBA experience to fans in the French capital.
The game and its surrounding events will support a list of marketing partners, including Foot Locker, Française des Jeux, Gatorade, Nike, SAP, Tissot and Yop, with additional partners to be announced in the coming months.
The NBA’s presence in France spans more than 35 years. NBA matches and programming have been broadcast in France since the 1984-85 season, and the league played its first game in France in 1991. In addition to 12 pre-season games and the regular season in France, the league has hosted interactive events for fans, appearances by current and past players, and initiatives Outreach to the NBA Cares community and, in 2007, Basketball Without Borders, the NBA and FIBA Worldwide Basketball Development Program and community outreach that saw seven French players enrolled in the NBA or signed as free agents, including: That’s Hayes.
The inaugural evening shortlists for the 2021-22 NBA season feature 12 French players. During the 2021-22 season, broadcast live NBA games and air programming in France on beIN SPORTS and NBA League Pass, the subscription service for premier league live games, including 48 prime-time weekend games as part of the league’s “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays Presented by NBA 2K22’s Prime Time Initiative. NBA Junior’s Challenges Benjamin (E) in partnership with the French Basketball Federation (FFBB), now in its twelfth year, has reached more than 260,000 boys and girls worldwide across the country since the 2009-2010 season.In addition to the FFBB, the NBA has also collaborated with the Union Nationale du Sport Scolaire (UNSS), a government body that oversees the regulation and development of sports activities in schools, to run the 2022 Jr. NBA FFBB UNSS League for Boys and Girls in Marseille.
Fans in France can find more NBA information at NBA.com/France, the official destination for the online league in France hosted on beINSports.com, as well as on Facebook (NBA France) and Twitter (NBAFrance) and Instagram (NBAEurope). Fans in France can also purchase the latest NBA merchandise at NBAStore.eu.
Executive Vice President of Chicago Bulls – Basketball Operations Arturas Karnichovas:
“It is a huge honor to bring Chicago Bulls basketball back to Paris for the NBA Paris Game 2023 – an event that demonstrates the league’s commitment to amplifying basketball’s national and global impact. Having played several games in Paris during my football career, I realize how special this is for our players, our organization and our fan base. International. We look forward to representing Chicago abroad and are grateful for the opportunity to do so.”
Detroit Pistons General Manager Troy Weaver:
“The Detroit Pistons are excited to take on the Chicago Bulls and play our first-ever game in France. Playing a regular season game in Paris will be a great experience for our players and coaches and we look forward to showing the Detroit basketball team to an international audience.”
Ralph Rivera, Director of NBA Europe and the Middle East:
“Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are two of the most historic franchises in the NBA and feature an exciting mix of young, up-and-coming players and All-Stars. Welcoming the Bulls and Pistons to Paris for our second game of the regular season will be a highlight for fans in France and across Europe, and with Paris hosting the Games Summer Olympics in 2024, Basketball and the National Basketball Association are well positioned to continue growing in France for the years to come.”
Deputy Mayor in charge of Sports, Pierre Rbadin, Paris:
“The city of Paris is extremely proud to host these two iconic teams of the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons. This is an exciting game that brings to mind the historic showdown between Eastern Conference franchises. France basketball fans have been looking forward to seeing a game of this magnitude again, and I want to thank our NBA partners For choosing Paris again for this regular season match. Paris vibrates with basketball all year round, and this major event will contribute to the further development of this dynamic sport, so I have no doubts that Parisians will be excited about this news.”
Nicholas Dubux, CEO of Accor Arena:
“Accor Arena proudly hosted the first regular season NBA game in France in 2020, which attracted fans and showcased our world-class facility to a global audience. I am therefore honored to once again host a regular season game in 2023, which will provide fans with a great display of sportsmanship and entertainment as Boldness and excellence continue to guide our programs.”