The whole world was closely watching India and the United States on September 22, 2019.
That was a splendid event with a gathering of around 50,000 Indian-Americans, as the premiers of two nations, Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, addressed!
Sports lovers have something to take from this grand event!
Besides many other key announcements, Modi chose this occasion to make avenues for sports diplomacy too, and India’s National Basketball Association (NBA) seized the opportunity!
Speaking at the Howdy Modi event in Houston, Donald Trump said Indians will soon witness another world-class American product in the form of NBA Basketball 2019.
Addressing at the NGR stadium, Trump promised Indians will get the finest products in the world stamped ‘Make in USA’.
“And very soon, India will have access to another world class American product – NBA basketball. Wow, sounds good. Next week, thousands of people will gather in Mumbai to watch the first-ever, NBA basketball game in India. Am I invited Mr Prime Minister? I may come, be careful, I may come,” Trump said in his typical style of speech, to which PM laughed in a friendly gesture.
About NBA Games
The NBA India Games will be the first such games that a North American sports league is going to play in India.
Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers are set to play the pre-season games in Mumbai on October 4 and 5, 2019 in the presence of more than 3,000 youth from more than 70 schools under Reliance Foundation.
The organizers are already promoting the event titled ‘The NBA India Games 2019 for Reliance Foundation ESA’ as #NBAInMyBackyard.
The campaign will be held on a grand scale amid famous personalities and is being supported across different verticals.
Sony Pictures Sports Network hold the exclusive rights to broadcast the games in India.