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NBA App and NBA.com to carry FIBA’s Courtside 1891, allowing fans to watch 2023 Basketball World Cup

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LONDON / MIES (UK/Switzerland) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced that the NBA App and NBA.com will carry FIBA’s digital platform, Courtside 1891, allowing fans in 20 countries and territories to purchase the FIBA World Cup Pass and watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.*

Beginning with the opening games on Friday, August 25, and continuing through to the Final on Sunday, September 10, Courtside 1891’s FIBA World Cup Pass will offer fans access to live and on-demand games, extended highlights and top plays.  The addition of the FIBA World Cup Pass into NBA App programming builds on the NBA’s efforts to engage with fans throughout the offseason and widen its scope of basketball content.

Taking place in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will feature 32 participating teams playing in 92 games over 16 days of competition. On August 25, 2022-23 Kia All-NBA First Team member Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder) and the Canada men’s National Team will open the Group Phase play against France, led by three-time NBA All-Star and Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves).

On Saturday, August 26, Slovenia, led by four-time NBA All-Star and Kia All-NBA First Team member Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), will begin Group Phase play against Venezuela. The USA men’s National Team, which features 2023 NBA All-Stars Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), as well as 2022-23 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), will open Group Phase play against New Zealand. Defending world champion Spain will tip off its title defense against Cote d’Ivoire on August 26 also.

The NBA will announce the complete list of NBA players participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 once all final national team rosters are set.

Courtside 1891’s FIBA World Cup Pass is available for purchase at NBA.com/WorldCup, and the complete game schedule is available at NBA.com/fiba/world-cup/2023/schedule.

The coverage available on Courtside 1891 complements the extensive live broadcasts that will be made by FIBA’s broadcast partners in over 190 territories across the world. Fans will be able to follow both live telecasts and dedicated analysis through their national broadcast partner, with the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on track to have the biggest and broadest distribution ever. Up to date details of local broadcast distribution arrangements will be made available on the official FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 website.

*Countries and territories included are Angola, Argentina, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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