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The NBA is returning to London in 2016 with the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors.
The two teams will face off in a regular season game at the O2 Arena on January 14th, as part of the NBA Global Games 2015/16. It'll be the sixth time that the NBA has hosted a competitive season game in London.
The Magic, led by four-time NBA Champion and 15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal, first visited London for a pair of preseason games in 1993. More recently, the Raptors played back-to-back games in London in 2011, marking the NBA’s first regular-season games in Europe.
Announcing the news, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said:
"We look forward to returning to London next season with a regular-season game between the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors. This underscores our commitment to growing basketball in the region and to bringing more regular-season basketball to our fans in the UK.”
It gives Drake another excuse to come back to London.
Drake is the Raptor's 'global ambassador' and it's even been rumoured that the team's kits for next season have been designed as an homage to OVO's support.
Tickets for the game in London will go on sale at the beginning of the 2015-16 NBA season. Fans can register for presale opportunities by signing up for NBA All-Access.