The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons will square off in Paris for the NBA’s annual international games.
Needless to say, this is one of the most important sporting events in Europe, as it’ll give thousands of fans their biggest chance at watching their favorite teams and players without having to travel to the United States.
— NBA France (@NBAFRANCE) January 19, 2023
So, unsurprisingly, the fans have taken to social media to show their support and excitement for this initiative, asking if there’ll be any meet-and-greet with the players, sharing fan art, and raving about the game.
The Bulls have been one of the most popular sports franchises on Earth since the Michael Jordan games.
His Airness helped the game reach every corner on Earth, and he’s one of the main responsible for the league’s expansion as the product we know nowadays.
Nonetheless, this version of the Bulls is far from the juggernaut they were in the Jordan era.
They haven’t been able to reach the NBA Finals since Jordan’s final season in the Windy City, and they may not even make the playoffs this season.
At least fans in Paris will get to watch two of the game’s most electrifying scorers in DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine, two players who have been linked with a potential trade out of Billy Donovan‘s team.
For the young Pistons, Jaden Ivey will lead the way with his freakish athleticism and speed, so the table will be set for multiple dunks and highlights, even if neither of these teams are top-tier material this season.