Mumbai: Gateway of India lights up to celebrate NBA India Games 2019
Mumbai : In Mumbai, the festivities to welcome the NBA India Games 2019 have started with the iconic Gateway of India getting light up on a stunning sound montage. With breath-taking graphics and shots of the NBA iconography, the Gateway of India was a canvas to create buzz for the historic preseason games.
Mumbai will be hosting the upcoming NBA Games, first time in India. On October 4, first ever NBA match between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers will be played in India. It will be played in front of 3000 kids from 70 schools in Mumbai. The second game will be played on October 5 and public would be allowed to watch it.
Adding highlight to the upcoming NBA Game will be first-ever floating court on Bandra-Worli sea link that will be first of its kind.
There are also graffiti artists like NME and Minzo, who will be promote the game with their artistic talent on sand. Indian hip hop artists like Shah Rule and Brodha V will create a buzz through original compositions. Also for the matches, Jio Saavn has curated playlists in Hindi, English and Tamil.
“It is going to be a really exciting time for us as a team, for the league, to be part of the first NBA India Games 2019 in India. I had a talk with my teammates and they are really excited to see the culture. The biggest thing about India is that the culture is beautiful. I was there earlier this year, I want to give my teammates a chance to walk in the city, eat Indian food and see the Taj Mahal and also work with the kids who are part of the NBA Academy in India. It is a great experience. From a basketball perspective I want to see how passionate the fan base is,” Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes had said earlier.