Charlotte Hornets are set to play in France next season

Charlotte Hornets Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets have been selected to play a game in Paris, France during the 2019-2020 season.

The Charlotte Hornets have not had a history of playing teams outside of the country later in the regular season, but everything will change during next season. The Hornets will have the chance to play in Paris, France in 2020.

According to the NBA on Thursday, “its first regular-season game in Paris will take place January 24, 2020, when the Charlotte Hornets will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at AccorHotels Arena.”

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This is an exciting game for Hornets fans to look forward to, and many players have already shown their thoughts on this game. This game should definitely be exciting for two players on the Hornets; Nicolas Batum, and Tony Parker.

Both Batum and Parker are players who have come from France, and both players have participated in many games for the French national team. This game has to be exciting for both of the players, as they will get to represent the Hornets in their home county.

The NBA has been trying to play more games internationally to improve fan involvement with the league, and the move to let Charlotte play in France was the right one. This game will be the 11th time that the NBA has had a game occur in France.

This game will also be the first France game in NBA history that counts toward both team’s regular season records. There should definitely be pressuring for both of the teams.

This season, the Charlotte Hornets have not been a good road team, so the Hornets have a lot that they need to improve upon before they play this game next season. Charlotte does not need to continue their woes on the road during this game next season.

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It will be interesting to see both of the Hornets’ French players participate in this game, but it will be even more interesting to see if both players are still on the roster by then. Perhaps this game is going to encourage the Hornets to keep both Batum and Parker?