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The NBA India Video games will mark the primary video games that groups from a North American sports activities league will play in India. (Supply: File)

NBA nice Jason Williams believes that there’s a lot of potential for development of basketball in India and the 2 pre-season video games to be performed right here will solely quicken the method of taking the game to the plenty.

“There is a lot of potential to grow (for basketball in India) and these two NBA teams coming to play here the two pre-season games will only make that process a little faster,” the 43-year-old Williams informed PTI right here on Wednesday.

Williams was talking after inaugurating the ‘floating basketball court’ set-up within the nation off the Bandra-Worli sea hyperlink.

Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play two pre-season pleasant video games on Friday and Saturday on the Nationwide Sports activities Membership of India in Worli in South Mumbai.

“I think, it will be bigger for you guys (Indians) as fans of NBA, to really see how good these players are. I am not sure, how much talent there is in India, but these 15 or 30 guys (players) whatever they bring, they have got all the talent and that will be good for you guys to see,” he mentioned.

“I am not sure how many people are there in the world but only 400 players play in the NBA, so they are the best players in the whole world,” he mentioned, including that he performed a clinic within the metropolis earlier within the day.

Hailing the idea of a floating court docket, Williams referred to as for having extra such courts right here and likewise rued that there have been not many courts within the metropolis.

“May be that (having a floating court docket) is a (simply) begin. You guys want extra courts over right here. I haven’t seen many parks or out of doors courts anyplace round right here. Within the (United) States, in main cities, you see courts each different nook and there are children (taking part in) on a regular basis. May be you don’t have the house to construct.

“(Building parks or courts) will help (promote the game), I am sure kids have to play, but they have nowhere to go and play, so (when they will have) courts, that’s where they will be,” he famous.

And Williams, who was a part of the 2006 NBA profitable staff, agreed that basketball has modified over time as there have been “more three pointers” concerned within the sport and termed the championship win as his favorite reminiscence from his taking part in days.


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