NBA Announces NBA London 2019 Match Up as Knicks vs Wizards June 20, 2018 15:55
Being based in the UK, we get seriously hyped around NBA London. Today the NBA have announced that the 2019 NBA London Game will feature the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards, so for the next 7 months we're going to be locked in on what happens with these two teams.
The Wizards’ roster currently features All-Star guards Bradley Beal and John Wall, who last season led the Wizards in points and assists, respectively, as well as Polish center Marcin Gortat.
“It will be an honor to represent the Washington Wizards organization as we play our first game in the UK." Said Wall, "I look forward to connecting with our fans in London and using the experience to further bond as a team.”
The Knicks’ roster currently features Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis, French point guard Frank Ntilikina, guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and newly appointed head coach David Fizdale.
Hardaway Jr. was quick to weigh in, saying “I am excited to return to London. We had a great experience during our last visit in 2015 playing in front of passionate fans and are looking forward to another trip overseas.”
NBA London 2019 will again be held at the O2 Arena, and the game will be broadcast by the NBA’s broadcast partners across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and on NBA League Pass International.
The NBA London Game 2019 will mark the league’s ninth regular-season game in London and the Knicks’ third game in the capital, having played regular-season games against the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015. The Wizards will be playing their first game in the UK. All eight previous regular-season NBA games in London sold-out.
In addition to the oncourt action, the NBA London Game 2019 will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA basketball programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in London. The NBA London Game 2019 will be supported by a full roster of marketing partners, including Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot with additional partners to be announced in the coming months.
Tickets will go on sale this Autumn.
Stay tuned over the next few months as we bring you more news and updates from NBA London 2019.