The Toronto Raptors will face the Orlando Magic in London on January 14, in a match of the regular season in the NBA.
Then led by Shaquille O’Neal, the Magic made a first visit to London in 1993, to play two preparatory matches.
More recently, the Raptors have played twice against the New Jersey Nets in March 2011. This was the first regular season games to be introduced in Europe.
“The organization of Raptors is proud to return to London in 2016, said President and CEO Raptors Masai Ujiri. We had a great experience in 2011, and we look forward to reconnect with fans and the community. This fits in perfectly with the will of the NBA to have a global impact. ”
As part of a series of four preparatory matches in Canada, the Raptors will pass at the Bell Centre on October 23, to compete against the Washington Wizards. The Montreal stop will be preceded by visits to Vancouver, Winnipeg and Ottawa.