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Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly to face the Brooklyn Nets in Paris

Cleveland goes to Europe for a regular season game next season.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Per a report from French outlet L’Équipe, the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Brooklyn Nets in Paris during the 2023-24 regular season.

From the report and translated from French to English using Google Translate:

The poster for the third NBA game to be played in Paris, in January 2024, had not yet filtered. According to several sources familiar with the matter, it will be a 100% Eastern Conference confrontation between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Information that Adam Silver did not wish to confirm or deny during the interview he gave us on Thursday.

Last season, the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons played in Paris. Per the L’Equipe story, the Cavs and Nets will play in Paris in January. No word on if it will count as a home game for Cleveland or Brooklyn,.

Playing in Paris, more than anything, looks like a once in a lifetime experience for the teams involved. It’s a marketing trip for the league to send elite talents to Paris and play in front of a French audience. What we’ve seen from the Bulls and Pistons’ trips looks really cool: