The Heat and NBA announced today that the team would be taking part in the NBA Mexico City Games. The game will be a regular season contest against the Brooklyn Nets. It will be played at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on December 9th. According to the press release, this will be the first regular season game in a country other than the United States or Canada.
Pat Riley had this to say on the matter:
“We are thrilled to be able to participate in the NBA Mexico City Games,” “The game of basketball is truly a global game and we are proud to be a part of its return to Mexico City. We look forward to our first-ever regular season game there and bringing the HEAT experience to our fans in Mexico.”
The Games celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first NBA game in Mexico. They will be televised on ESPN and Televisa in Mexico.