With the 2024 edition barely over, the NBA Paris Game 2025 is already being actively prepared behind the scenes. This basketball event, unique in Europe, has become an integral part of the NBA regular season calendar. And it’s proving a big hit with fans. The thousands of tickets put on sale for previous editions were snapped up in a matter of minutes. Below you’ll find all the information you need about this thirteenth NBA game in Paris.
History of the NBA Paris Games
NBA games in Paris are not new. Numerous pre-season friendlies have been held in the French capital since the late 1990s. However, official regular-season games are more recent. The first edition of the NBA Paris Games took place in 2020.
Before being organized in Paris, NBA regular-season games in Europe were held in London. From 2011 to 2019, the British capital hosted no fewer than eight games. Several teams have made the trip to England. For logistical reasons, they all play in the Eastern Conference. With the exception of the Denver Nuggets (2017 edition). There were, of course, the legendary New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. But also the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards. Not forgetting the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia Sixers, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks.
One or two NBA games in Paris in 2025?
At the 2011 edition of the NBA London Games, the Raptors and Nets played each other twice, in a back-to-back. The show and the suspense had been there. In fact, it took three overtimes to decide between the two teams in the second game. Since then, only one match has been organized per trip on European soil. Nevertheless, in view of the very strong demand from fans, it is certain that the Accor Arena will be full to capacity for two NBA games in two days. Tickets would sell out at the same rate. NBA fans travel from all over Europe to attend this event. The population interested in NBA games on the Old Continent is gigantic. We’re talking about several hundred thousand people signing up each year to gain access to pre-sale tickets for the NBA Paris Game.
NBA Paris Game 2025: towards a San Antonio Spurs – Indiana Pacers showdown?
The daily L’Equipe first reported the rumor. The NBA Paris Game 2025 line-up is expected to pit French prodigy Victor Wembanyama’s San Antonio Spurs against the Indiana Pacers. This Indianapolis-based team is led by young American star Tyrese Haliburton. Should this duel be confirmed, it would be a very exciting event! It would be the first time an NBA team from the Western Conference has made the trip to Paris for a regular-season game. The arrival of the Spurs and Wemby in the French capital would probably trigger an unprecedented craze for an NBA game in Europe.
Tickets for the NBA Paris Game 2025
Ticketing information for the NBA Paris Game 2025 is not yet available. In addition, it is likely that tickets will not go on sale until the start of the NBA 2024-2025 season. If you would like to receive information as soon as it is released, please complete the form below. Our team of journalists is always on the lookout for news about the NBA Paris Game.
Regarding ticket prices, here is the pricing policy applied during the NBA Paris Game 2024 :
1875 euros: 1st row
1250 euros: 2nd row
940 euros: 3rd and 4th rank
925 euros: category 1
735 euros: category 2
665 euros: category 3
525 euros: category 4
425 euros: category 5
355 euros: category 6
295 euros: category 7
200 euros: category 7 (reduced visibility)
185 euros: category 8
160 euros: category 9
125 euros: category 8 (reduced visibility)
110 euros: category 9 (reduced visibility)
100 euros: category 10
80 euros: category 11
65 euros: category 10 (reduced visibility)
For the NBA Paris Game 2025, these rates may be revised upwards or downwards.
The mutual love between the NBA and FranceOn January 24, 2020, the NBA hosted an official regular-season game in Paris for the first time in history. The Charlotte Hornets were pitted against the Milwaukee Bucks. This not-to-be-missed sporting event shows just how popular the North American basketball championship has become in France. The response to the game was enormous. No fewer than 120,000 people registered on a platform offering access, for the lucky ones, to pre-sale ticketing.
France: a privileged market for the NBA in EuropeIn their quest for internationalization, NBA executives are well aware that France represents a huge community of fans. It is probably the largest in Europe. So it’s only logical that the big league should make regular appearances in the City of Light. It organizes a variety of ephemeral events, such as the NBA Crossover exhibitions. These events are always a huge popular success. There are many reasons for this craze. France is one of the most Americanized countries on the Old Continent. Of all the countries represented in the NBA, France has one of the largest contingents of players. And that’s just behind the United States and Canada. In recent years, beIN SPORTS has democratized the broadcasting of the NBA on television on a daily basis. In addition to the major decision-makers of the American big league, the NBA players themselves have a special affinity with France. But for different reasons. Of course, once their season in the USA is over, French athletes always enjoy returning home, visiting their families and responding to media and fan requests. More surprisingly, a number of their American counterparts also show a personal interest in France. Meeting in Los Angeles in November 2019 on the sidelines of NBA games, Patrick Beverley (Los Angeles Clippers) and Evan Turner (Atlanta Hawks) both made a declaration of love to Hexagone, its capital but also its Southeast.
The attractiveness of Paris and France for NBA players“I love France. Paul George loves it too, especially the South. We love France. Paris, Nice, Cannes, we’ve been there for vacations in the summer. It’s great!” narrates the California franchise’s playmaker. For his part, the former Hawks all-rounder was visiting the capital in May 2019, in the company of former teammate Maurice Harkless. “I went to Nanterre to see my friend David Lighty’s game, who was playing with Tony Parker’s team. It was fun. I love Paris, it’s one of my favorite cities. I was only there for a few days. As well as doing a bit of shopping, I saw the Louvre from the outside, of course the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the original version of the Statue of Liberty. There are some great spots to explore. Once the season’s over, I really need to go back for a week or so to take the time to appreciate it,” says the former number 2 in the 2010 draft. He has not gone unnoticed in the streets of Paris. “Some people actually recognized me. I was sitting somewhere and they just came up to me,” Turner adds. Historically, the biggest stars in American basketball, such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard have all spent a few days in Paris. Whether for contractual reasons with their equipment manufacturer, or sometimes for a well-deserved vacation. The love affair between the NBA and France is definitely real. And undoubtedly sometimes more or less self-serving, as in any relationship…
Partners of the NBA Paris Game
The NBA Paris Game is a prestigious event that attracts fans. But also sponsors! Most of the partners of the NBA Paris Game 2025 will be giving away a few tickets to the game through competitions. For those who can’t afford tickets, this will be their last chance to attend the game. Here are the brands partnering the NBA Paris Game in 2024.
This online bank is the main partner of the NBA Paris Game 2024. Its name is directly associated with the event. Indeed, it’s the NBA Paris Game presented by Revolut.
As in 2023, the American sports equipment manufacturer will be a partner of the NBA Paris Game. The firm with the comma is a major supporter of the event.
A benchmark basketball video game, NBA 2K is one of the sponsors of the NBA Paris Game 2024. In conjunction with the NBA Paris Game, it will be possible to play the latest version on home consoles. Kiosks will be installed in the NBA House but also in the Accor Arena.
Official timekeeper of the NBA since 2015, Tissot is also associated with the Paris Game 2024. The Swiss watch brand will be visible around the court as well as in the NBA House.
The Gatorade energy drink brand, very popular in the United States, is a partner of the NBA Paris Game 2024. Most NBA players are used to consuming their products on a daily basis.
The famous sporting goods retailer is historically linked to American basketball. It is one of the prestigious sponsors of the NBA Paris Game 2024.
The famous hotel booking site is also a partner of the NBA Paris Game 2024. As part of the Paris game, this major group has collaborated with Killian Hayes. The Pistons’ Franco-American basketball player revealed his top addresses for staying in the capital. These include the Paradiso hotel, the h’ôtel Parc Saint Séverin and the Grand Towers.
Française des Jeux’ sports bookmaker has been associated with the NBA for several seasons. So it’s only natural that it should also be a partner of the NBA Paris Game 2024.