Nets to face Thunder and Heat in Mexico City

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  1. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    Russell Westbrook will have the chance to collect a triple-double on foreign soil when the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico this season.

    The NBA Mexico City games will feature the Nets playing regular-season games against the Thunder and the Miami Heat.

    The Thunder's Westbrook -- the reigning Most Valuable Player -- and his new All-Star teammate Paul George face the Nets on Dec. 7. The Nets, featuring Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell, then play the Heat and Hassan Whiteside on Dec. 9. ESPN and Televisa in Mexico will televise the game, which will also be available to watch on NBA League Pass.

    "We are thrilled to be able to participate in the NBA Mexico City games," Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. "The game of basketball is truly a global game and we are proud to be a part of its return to Mexico City. We look forward to our first-ever regular season game there and bringing the HEAT experience to our fans in Mexico."

    The games in Mexico City, hosted by events company Zignia Live, are part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the first NBA game in Mexico. In January, the NBA held two games in Mexico, with Phoenix playing against Dallas and San Antonio.

    The Nets' games against Oklahoma City and Miami will be the 25th and 26th games in Mexico since 1992, the most held in any country outside the United States and Canada.

    "They will also mark the 25th anniversary of our first game in Mexico City, a milestone in our relationship with our Mexican fans and a further indication of our desire to strengthen our ties to Mexico and Latin America," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.
     
  2. don grahamleone

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    Battle of the real MVPs:

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    Also, congrats to Jerry for finding a team that was willing to keep you more than one year! Will he make it three?
     
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    My apologies for making this a Lin thread. Truth is that I posted it because to me it's all about Mexico. I think it's fantastic that Mexico is getting a big game and has an opportunity to inspire the people of Mexico when it comes to the game of basketball. Their olympic team has improved recently so all in all I think this is a great sign of things to come.

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    Will these teams go visit The Wall on the way to Mexico?
     
  5. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    I feel like an idiot, is there an actual wall down on the border?
     
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    Russ gonna take it easy on stat padding this year I think.

    ^ lol I remember I got neg repped for the 'jerry' stuff when Lin just left here, no one minds anymore?
     
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    Sure. Jeremy built it.

     
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    Russ gonna win MVP right here with a big triple double

    Russell Westbrook triple double in MEXICOOOOO
     
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    Bro Bro. The Great Wall is in China. Just because Jerry Lin is from China, they ain't going to make a trip to China to see the Great Wall like Matt Damon.

    Side bro, China ain't even on the way to Mexico. Bro!
     
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    Sure is. But it doesn't get 20 millions visitor like the Great Wall in China.

    The Trump Wall in Mexico gets about 10 million visitors, the unwanted kind

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    Why do these international games always feature at least one crappy team like the Nets or Jaguars?
     
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    VIVA MÉXICO
     
  13. Sidarma

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    Of course you give the crappy team a chance to shine.
    They need exposure even in a crappy country.
     
  14. don grahamleone

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    What's so crappy about Mexico? Have you been? It's a cool place, cool folks, good food.
     
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    Because they're the only teams willing to give up the gate revenue of a home game or two. They'll draw more fans in Mexico City that evening than they will in Brooklyn.
     
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    And we ain't going anywhere
     
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    I wouldnt risk my life, its a one way trip cough
     
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    You think that if you go to Mexico, you'll die? Are you a cop or something? Most folks are friendly in this world if you're friendly to them, you aware of that? A whole heap are friendly even if you're not.
     
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    "His team", that meant his entourage not the Nets
     
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