Credit: AP, imago images/PanoramiC - Scanpix
Credit AP, imago images/PanoramiC - Scanpix

NBA today announced that The NBA Paris Game 2023 will feature the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls and the three-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons playing a regular-season game at the Accor Arena in Paris on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Free throws this season

81%
17,2
Points made: 17,2
Accuracy: 81,4%
Place in standings: 15
Record max: 31
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: DeMar DeRozan

The NBA Paris Game 2023 will mark the Bulls' third game in Paris, having played two preseason games in the French capital in 1997.

The Pistons will be playing their first game in France, having previously played regular-season games in London (2013) and Mexico City (2019).

The NBA Paris Game 2023 will mark the first NBA game in Europe since 2020 and the league's 12th game in France since 1991. The NBA Paris Game 2020 – the first regular-season NBA game in Paris – took place on Jan. 24, 2020, and featured the Charlotte Hornets and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The NBA's presence in France spans more than 35 years. NBA games and programming have aired in France since the 1984-85 season, and the league played its first game in France in 1991.

In addition to 12 preseason and regular-season games in France, the league has hosted interactive fan events, appearances by current and former players, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, and, in 2007, Basketball Without Borders, the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach program that has seen seven French players drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents.

"It is a great honor to bring Chicago Bulls basketball back to Paris for The NBA Paris Game 2023 – an event that illustrates the league's commitment to amplifying the national and global impact of basketball.

Having played several games in Paris during my career, I know how special this will be for our players, our organization, and our international fanbase. We look forward to representing Chicago overseas and are grateful for the opportunity to do so," spoke Bulls' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Arturas Karnisovas.

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