NBA announces Japans pre-season arrangements for rockets to continue playing Asian Ambassador

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 NBA announces Japans pre-season arrangements for rockets to continue playing Asian Ambassador


On October 8 and 10, the Rockets and Raptors will meet twice at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The venue can accommodate 37,000 spectators.

This is the seventh time that the NBA has put the game in Japan. From 1990 to 2003, Saitama, Tokyo and Yokohama held 12 regular-season matches. The NBA is also the first U.S. League to put the regular season outside North America.

Their cooperation with Japan used to be very close. They played regular season games in Japan in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2003. The rocket and the supersonic took part in the 1992 Yokohama regular season.

After 2003, the NBA no longer put the regular season so far away in East Asia. The tradition of the 2011 overseas regular season has been restored, but only in London and Mexico City.

At the same time, the focus of NBA development in Asia has changed from Japan to China. Because of Yaos influence, the Rockets have almost become Asian Ambassadors. They have visited Shanghai twice in recent years, Beijing three times, Guangzhou, Taipei, Manila and other major Asian cities to play pre-season games, which is one of the most frequent NBA teams in Asia. Raptors introduced Lin Shuhao this season, which attracted the attention of many Asian fans. Although it is still uncertain whether Lin Shuhao will remain in the team until the Japanese match, it is believed that there will be many fans looking forward to his appearance in Japan. According to media reports in Houston, in order to cooperate with the Japanese tournament and reduce playersboat fatigue, the Rockets will send part of the training camp to Hawaii next season, so that the journey to Saitama will not be so long. Source: Netease Sports Author: Kewell Responsible Editor: Yang Jiankun_NS4215

At the same time, the focus of NBA development in Asia has changed from Japan to China. Because of Yaos influence, the Rockets have almost become Asian Ambassadors. They have visited Shanghai twice in recent years, Beijing three times, Guangzhou, Taipei, Manila and other major Asian cities to play pre-season games, which is one of the most frequent NBA teams in Asia.

Raptors introduced Lin Shuhao this season, which attracted the attention of many Asian fans. Although it is still uncertain whether Lin Shuhao will remain in the team until the Japanese match, it is believed that there will be many fans looking forward to his appearance in Japan.

According to media reports in Houston, in order to cooperate with the Japanese tournament and reduce playersboat fatigue, the Rockets will send part of the training camp to Hawaii next season, so that the journey to Saitama will not be so long.