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Tony Parker talked about the NBA potentially launching a tournament in Europe with the possibility of a European team actually participating in the league.
“Hopefully the discussion will go forward with the NBA. Maybe one day we will have an NBA Europe. Or something like that. Maybe not a European team playing in the NBA but maybe an NBA Europe where you’ll have an own division and then the winners can play in the U.S. I think that in the NBA they are very interested in the prospect of doing something in Europe. Basketball in Europe is growing every year and is getting better and better,” Parker said in an interview with Forbes when asked about the benefits of IMG’s venture with EuroLeague.
Parker also talked about ASVEL Villeurbanne, of which he’s president, returning to EuroLeague next season.
“We are going to finally play against the best teams in Europe. When you invest in a team that the goal is to play in the best league. I’m so excited for the fans for our city and for our country to play against the best teams. Like Barcelona and Real Madrid.”