Warriors-Wizards games in Japan to woo NBA fans, sponsors


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“ Japanese basketball fans will get to see NBA stars up close “

The ones “ who won the lottery “.

“ Both Friday and Sunday games are sold out at the Saitama Super Arena. “

woooow… shocking…


( yeah, I couldn’t get a ticket ( -_- ) )

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The big money the NBA receives comes from China with Japan being more of an afterthought. When it comes to foreign sports, Japanese are not usually fans of that sport or a particular team, just of the Japanese player or athlete that is participating. Only a rich person or a fool would pay those ridiculous prices to see an exhibition featuring a bad team like the Wizards.

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@Mocheake--the combo of GM Daryl Morley supporting the Uighers and Zero Covid seems to have cut down on former NBA players heading to the Chinese league. Though I read that Lin of Linsanity fame is playing there now.

400,000 yen for the best seats is half what the Mayweather exhibition went for, and I would choose the former to see the defending champ Warriors even if the Wizards are perenially lackluster. In the preseason warmup they may be close to par and could produce some close games.

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