The NBA announced Wednesday morning that the Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets will be the two teams participating in NBA Global Games China 2015 during the preseason in October.
The Clippers and Hornets will play the NBA’s first ever game in Shenzhen on Oct. 11, and then there will be a rematch in Shanghai on Oct. 14. The league first started played games in China in 2004, and after these two games, there will have been 20 games played there since that first game.
The NBA is the most popular sports league in China and basketball is the No. 1 team sport in the country. In addition to the games, the players from both teams will participate in a variety of off-court activities, including NBA Cares community programs.