Day: November 18, 2021

The Visit Abu Dhabi Program Opens the NBA’s Path to the Arabian Peninsula

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, shocking news came from the NBA. The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the multi-year partnership. This was done in person during a press conference. The United Arab Emirates will also host the NBA games. The initial match will soon be held in Abu Dhabi in a 2-game pre-season game in October 2022. This precious moment will soon take place and will be the first time the NBA will be able to hold a game in the Arabian Peninsula.

The existence of a program called Visit Abu Dhabi opened up opportunities for the NBA. This will give them. chance to infiltrate the Middle East mainland. Now the NBA has successfully raised its name to mainland Africa, Europe and East Asia. Events held in the Middle East will not only focus on basketball games.  In addition to games, there will also be an NBA health clinic and the NBA 2K League.

The NBA will also organize games in many schools in the United Arab Emirates to introduce Jr NBA. Can be followed by all female students and all male students.

75th Anniversary

“Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the NBA, we received an offer from Abu Dhabi to collaborate,” said Mark Tatum (Vice Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of NVA).

“We consider Abu Dhabi to be one of the right areas to expand the NBA’s wings. There are many world-class matches held, which will have a good influence on the NBA. Not only profit in terms of achievement, but also from a business perspective, “he added.

Abu Dhabi’s consistency can be seen clearly with the existence of various major events in the country, such as the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship, Formula F1 Final and International UFC. It did not stop there; WWE stars were also brought in regularly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, every year. The event that was created was titled, Crown Jewel.

Actually, the program presented by the NBA has succeeded in attracting the Middle East mainland for a long time. The program is promoted through NBA Pass, The Sports Channel and belN Sports. The three programs are paid services that are selling well in the Middle East.

Basketball without Borders

Currently, at least 220 young United Arab Emirates players have participated in Basketball Without Borders. From the level of children aged 6 to 18 years. It also seems to be growing from 2019 with the joining of 500 children consisting of boys and girls participating in NBA Basketball School Dubai.

“With the increasing number of NBA players that have successfully entered the mainland of the Saudi Arabian Emirates. It has made it even more perched as a country that is able to host international sports and present many talented players in their fields,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak (Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi).

“One of the commitments of Abu Dhabi is to develop for the sake of the world community, one of which is by collaborating with the NBA. We will also wait for how the NBA will do in helping to develop young talents and implement a healthy lifestyle in people’s daily lives,” he added.

According to Mark Tatum’s explanation, many fans from the United Arab Emirates will be happy with regular season matches. Considering the NBA’s schedule is very tight, so we have to be patient, waiting for them to come in and out of the United States. We are confident that the match will be very exciting and not miss.

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Maxie Esho’s Arrival At The Louvre

Sports news ekings news – Now the Louvre Indonesia has the first foreign player to play with the Louvre in the upcoming 2022 ABL season. And the upcoming foreign player is Maxie Esho. Maxie Esho is no stranger to Indonesian basketball fans. This is because he has also played for CLS Knights Indonesia in the ABL match in the 2019 season.

And at that time, Esho was considered to bring a special and good appearance. He is also one of the top scorers in the CLS and can also bring his team to victory in this match. Esho also successfully won the Finals MVP title after they defeated the Singapore Slingers team.

Actually, the current election for Esho has been easily predictable.  Since long ago because the Louvre has brought Bryan Rowson. He is now the new head coach at the Louvre. Cac Brian is also a coach who has handled Esho. This was while playing in CLS. Of course, Coach Brian will not choose other foreign players who have not been proven to be able to play with good quality.

Esho, who has played for Indonesia, is expected to be able to play well again. This is without any adaptations that are too difficult. This is because it will be a very difficult and formidable challenge if you have to call new foreign players.

From the official statement that has been stated by Erick Erlangga that the match next season will certainly still use 3 quotas for foreign players. And the Louvre is currently looking for a naturalized national team player and a former NBA star, Jeremy Lin.

Upcoming ABL competition

To be able to face the ABL competition in the coming year, Louvre is known for playing games and is very serious about targeting one of the former NBA players, Jeremy Lin. It has been widely reported that Louvre Indonesia has passed the selection to participate in the ASEAN Basketball League.  The coming year should make Louvre very happy. They even immediately thought of launching their team in Jakarta. And from this team launch event, you can see some interesting information.

The first is that the Louvre appointed Bryan Rowson as head coach. This also means it is a sign that the Louvre has failed to cooperate with the signing of Eduard Torres. Torres is a former coach from Hong Kong Eastern. Then, from sports news, it was reported that the Louvre had appointed Daniel Wenas as the team captain. And another player who has signed a contract is the player Francisco Yogi Da Silva.

Then the information that is very interesting and at the same time the most painful news.  Louvre is currently saying that they are trying to be able to bring in Jeremy Lin.  Lin is a former NBA player of Taiwanese descent. From Sports news, it was informed that Lin’s game is currently on the decline in America since he last played with the Toronto Raptors.

To be able to bring Lin in, of course, is also not an easy thing for the Louvre management to do and solve. In addition to the exorbitant prices, there are also lots of interesting teams to bring Lin as well. Until now, it is still not known exactly when the ABL will start, and from the League, there has been no notification about this.