The NBA was being very considerate when they wrote the 2022-23 schedule.
The schedule has been out for less than a day and fans have been digging into it.
Most NBA followers are quite happy with the schedule and find it fair and evenly balanced.
But when you look even deeper into it, you see that the NBA thinks this year could be huge for the international reach of the league.
The 2022-23 NBA regular season features 45 games that will air in primetime in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as part of “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K23.”
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The 2022-23 regular season will feature 45 games that will air during primetime in Europe, parts of the Middle East, as well as in Africa.
For years now, the league has been attempting to find even more global fans and this latest schedule could go a long way to bringing in millions of new followers.
An International League
There are more NBA games being played overseas, more matches being aired in other countries, and more international athletes calling the NBA home.
This has all been great news for the league.
Some of the games that will air in other parts of the world include matchups between the San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers, and the Dallas Mavericks versus the Miami Heat.
There are foreign-born superstars on each of those teams, which will only generate more buzz in different countries.
All of this is another attempt for the NBA to be seen as an international league.
That’s because it is an international league.
It may be the National Basketball Association but the NBA has never been so inclusive and far-reaching.
In the years ahead, you should expect to see even more games broadcast overseas.
The NBA is growing in every way conceivable and it’s working wonders for the talent within the league.