The NBA and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) announced that the Orlando Magic will return to London on Jan. 14, 2016 to play a match of the regular season against the Toronto Raptors at The O2, during of the Global Games NBA 2015-16. It will be the sixth game of the regular season league in London. The Magic, led by four-time NBA Champion and 15 times NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal, have visited London for the first time in 1993, for a couple of preseason games. More recently, the Raptors have played two consecutive games in London in 2011, the first regular season played by the NBA in Europe.
“We look forward to returning to London next season for the match of the regular season between Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors. This underlines our commitment to grow basketball in the region and offering more regular-season games to our fans in the UK, ” said NBA commissioner, Adam Silver. Also great joy by the two coaches. “I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993, and I am sure that our current players will appreciate this unique opportunity, the words of one of Orlando, Scott Skiles.” The NBA Global Games 2016 in London are a great stage for our players and staff to represent the NBA and the connection with fans of the Raptors abroad. We expect an electrifying atmosphere, “echoes that of the Canadian franchise Dwayne Casey.
Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri