The arrival of American basketball gamers from the NBA on Thursday night on the Accord Area in Paris delighted French followers. They noticed the Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Brooklyn Nets, in a “made in USA” environment. And a few have paid giant sums of cash to see this spectacle.
Thursday night, the Bercy Area was packed for the arrival of American basketball gamers from the NBA. French followers noticed the Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Brooklyn Nets (111-102). That is the third time in historical past that the NBA has relocated an everyday season recreation to France. The Parisian public needed a spectacle, and it was served.
A “Bonsoir Paris” with an American accent, cheerleaders and the mascots of the 2 groups. For one night, the Paris-Bercy Area was reworked right into a basketball corridor made in USA, to the delight of followers. Even when it means spending cash, some huge cash, like this household of two adults and two youngsters from Burgundy. “It’s a really, very huge price range. For 4, we’re at 2,600 euros, being in sixth place, so it’s okay. We actually see them and it’s distinctive”, rejoices the daddy.
A bathe of stars
If the match was one-sided in favor of Cleveland, the present was additionally within the stands. Among the many stars current, Pharrell Williams, Matt Pokora, Kylian Mbappé, David Beckham and even former NBA basketball gamers, Tony Parker and Mickaël Piétrus. “It’s a dream. It’s all the time a pleasure to host the NBA in Paris, particularly for our followers right here. And lengthy reside subsequent yr!”, rejoices the French basketball participant.
It’s extensively rumored that in 2025, the brand new French NBA star, Victor Wembanyama, will come and play two video games along with his San Antonio staff.