New York, July 16, 2012 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the NBA champion Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers will bring to China to participate in the 2012 NBA China Games. The two games will be staged on October 11 at the the Beijing MasterCard center, and October 14 in Shanghai Mercedes - Benz Cultural Center.
Current NBA China Games held in China in the preseason, sixth NBA championship team is the first to participate in the games in China. The two teams a total of nine players that played in the NBA All-Star, the 3 Finals Most Valuable Player, and five Olympic gold medalist.
Miami, a three-time NBA regular season Most Valuable Player LeBron - James, German - Wade, Finals Most Valuable Player in 2006, the seven-time All-Star players Chris Bosh - and the winner of the 2008 NBA champion Ray - A Lun.
Clippers lineup the 2011 Sprite All-Star Slam Dunk Champion Blake - Griffin, and 5th all-star players - Chris Paul, the 2004 Finals Most Valuable Player Chauncey - Chauncey Billups and two Lamar - Lamar Odom, the NBA championship winner.
"The last season is one of our most exciting season, and we are very pleased to be able to let the fans have the opportunity to enjoy this showdown of two of the NBA's most talented team," NBA president of international operations Heidi - Ueberroth (Heidi Ueberroth ). "The Chinese race, we can see a number of the world's best and also the most dynamic basketball players in such a way in Beijing and Shanghai for the opening of the new season, so we feel very excited."
2012 NBA China Games is part of this year's NBA overseas preseason, in October this year, a total of eight NBA teams to participate in the eight games held outside the United States in the preseason, including the 2012 NBA Europe race and, for the first time organized by the NBA in Canada series.
European tournament in the 2012 NBA Dallas Mavericks in Barcelona and Berlin against the European league's top team, the Boston Celtics will be in Istanbul and Milan play against European teams. NBA Canada series, the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks game in Montreal, and the Minnesota Timberwolves in Winnipeg and the Detroit Pistons played against. Since 1988, the NBA has been held in Europe, the Americas and Asia, 17 countries and regions, 107 preseason and regular season.
The NBA is the first official event held in China in American professional sports leagues. In 2004, the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Beijing and Shanghai to participate in the first NBA game in China. Including the 2012 China Cup, NBA has been held in China in 13 preseason games.