NBA games are taking place for the first time in India and even before the match begins, its already a success! According to our sources, all the tickets are sold out. Two NBA teams Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will face each other in two pre-season games in Mumbai. The first match will take place on Friday. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive was born in Mumbai. He took the initiative to bring the game to his own country. He wants this cricket crazy nation to love basketball as well. Vivek says, I am very excited as I am coming back to a city where I was born. Organizing such a great event in my hometown is also a very special moment for me. Cricket is the most popular game in India but I believe basketball will also gain popularity here as it could be played both indoors and outdoors and even in the urban and rural areas.
This is just two pre-season matches however both teams giving it importance. These matches will help them to identify their strengths and weaknesses before the season begins. Kings' had a decent run last time but they failed to make it to the play-offs. However, they are ready for a turn around this season.
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