New York Knicks will face the Milwaukee Bucks at the O2 arena in London.
The New York Knicks will return to London to play a regular season game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the O2 Arena on January 15, 2015.
The NBA made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, with the game forming part of their Global Games schedule for the 2014-15 season, as the Houston Rockets will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City.
It is a continuation of the association’s push to take the game across the globe, and fans in London and around Europe will hopefully be treated to a game that captures the imagination and extends the sport’s popularity outside of the US.
The Knicks made the trip as recently as 2013 when they took on the Detroit Pistons, while city rivals the Brooklyn Nets flew across the pond earlier this year in their win over the Atlanta Hawks.
“While London and Mexico City each have their own unique culture, they both have rich sports traditions and share a great passion for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
“These regular-season games will bring the excitement and incredible competition of our league to more fans in Europe and Latin America.”
Tickets for the game are scheduled to go on sale in October 2014, with fans given the opportunity to register for pre-sale opportunities by signing up to NBA All-Access with more information found on the relevant Twitter and Facebook pages of the NBA UK.
Meanwhile, there is likely to be some hesitancy prior to tickets going on sale, with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony expected to test free agency this summer.
While it is believed that he will re-sign with the franchise after they appointed legendary coach Phil Jackson as team president, it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be struck which gives Anthony the assurances that he is seeking with regards to being competitive next season.