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ESPN announce deal to broadcast all NBL vs NBA pre-season games in Australia

September 20, 2017

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and ESPN announced today that the three 2017 NBA pre-season games in the USA will be televised live in Australia on ESPN.

Sydney Kings vs. the Utah Jazz, Melbourne United vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and the Brisbane Bullets vs. the Phoenix Suns will all be featured between October 3rd and October 14th.

The fixtures mark the first time that NBL teams will travel to the USA to play against NBA teams. In addition to ESPN’s television broadcast, the games will also be available through NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league’s live game subscription service.

“We are excited to be able to have these games broadcast live in Australia,” said Jeremy Loeliger, chief executive of the NBL.

“It’s a great opportunity showcase Australian basketball on the biggest basketball stage in the world. While this is a first for the NBL, we hope these games can become a regular event in years to come.”

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