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The NBA is celebrating 30 years of play in Mexico. Municipality Puebla | News from the state of Puebla

Mexico.- Triples, blocks, rebounds, shorts, it was already missed in Mexico City And all these feelings will be re-lived this Saturday afternoon.

NBA returns to CDMX for December 17th Former NBA basketball player Adrian Payne killed in shooting in Orlando, Florida The NBA is back in Mexico. After an absence of over three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Basketball Association says it is present from Arena Ciudad de Mexico and it does so on a very special date, as the world’s best basketball player celebrates 30 years of visiting the country. On this occasion, the league chose to offer its fans a duel between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, the two franchises most loved by the Latin American public.

The five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will be home to the Miami Heat, a team that has won the Larry O’Brien Trophy three times. The duel will be played this Saturday, December 17th and will be broadcast worldwide through various channels and NBA League Pass.

The last time the two NBA teams saw each other in Mexican territory was on December 14, 2019. When the San Antonio Spurs won against the Phoenix Suns 121–119 in a great game that ended in overtime.

Mexico and the NBA Connection

According to data compiled by the NBA office and YouGov, there are an estimated 30 million fans in total. for the league in Mexico. In the case of social networks, the blatant game of association accumulates 2.7 million followers distributed between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. To celebrate the NBA game in Mexico 2022, the league decided to open its TikTok account across the country.

On the other hand, the San Antonio Spurs, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this season, have played a total of six games in Mexico. While the guys from the Miami Heat, who are celebrating their 35th anniversary, have played only one “Mexican” duel in 2017, during a 101-89 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

In addition, 2022 marks 30 years since the first NBA game was played in Mexico, when the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks He was measured at the Palacio de los Deportes in October 1992 for a preseason game. Since then, 31 games have been played in the national arena, more than any other country outside the United States and Canada.

How do the teams come?

Greg Popovich, who runs the San Antonio Spurs, is courting controversy for the twenty-seventh consecutive season Leading the team in hitting, the longest streak in league history. He was essential to the Texan team that won their five championships and coached the likes of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, among others.

On the other hand, Erik Spoelstra is in his fifteenth season leading the Miami Heat, Second longest career in the NBA. He has coached legends such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, with whom he won two of the team’s three championships.

Both strategists were recognized as two of the 15 best coaches in NBA history, as part of the league’s 75th anniversary celebrations last season.

After a golden era with the trinity of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili, the San Antonio Spurs are in a rebuilding phaseIt has a solid and exciting base of youngsters like Keldon Johnson, with Charles Bassey and Trey Jones as its main men. Added in the experience of Josh Richardson and Jacob Pottle. They are currently ranked 14th in the Western Conference.

While the Miami Heat are struggling to stay in contention for a spot in the playoffs. After losing to the Boston Celtics in last year’s conference finals in seven games, Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo don’t want to miss out on this team’s great moment. The Florida guys are eighth in the East.

Without a doubt, the NBA booked two of the most iconic franchises in league history to celebrate the Mexico City game in 2022. Where both the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat plan to give their Mexican fans an authentic first-rate show.



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