NBA Japan Games 2019 Presented by Rakuten

NBA Japan Games 2019 Presented by Rakuten

“NBA Japan Games 2019 Presented by Rakuten” will be held at “Saitama Super Arena” on October 8 (Tue) and October 10 (Thu) as a pre-season game played between Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets.

The team of Houston Rockets consists of Chris Paul who was selected nine times for the NBA All-Star Game and Eric Gordon who won the 2017 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, including James Harden who won the 2017-18 MVP. In contrast, this is the first time for Toronto Raptors to visit Japan and his team consists of Kyle Lowry, who was selected five times for the NBA All Star Game and Marc Gasol, who was selected three times including Kawhi Leonard, who won MVP at the 2014 NBA Finals, The champion team is coming to Japan since Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals.

This is an opportunity to experience the world’s greatest technology and entertainment.

NBA FAN NIGHT Presented by Rakuten

The event “NBA FAN NIGHT Presented by Rakuten” will be held on October 9th from 18:30 at the same Saitama Super Arena.
Participating players include stars from both teams such as James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol, and other famous NBA legends.

Dikembe Mutombo

Chris Bosh

Shawn Marion


・NBA Shooting Stars Competition
“NBA Shooting Stars Competition” where you can shoot and compete from various angles and places can be finally seen in Japan!

・NBA 3-Point Shootout
Challenger shoots at 5 locations along the 3- point line. How many will be successful?
Do not miss the shooting skills of NBA star players!

・NBA Skills Challenge
Let’s enjoy ball-handling, passing and shooting skills of the world’s best NBA players!

・“Tamaire” Challenge
What will happen if NBA players try ball holding? Collaboration between sports and entertainment of Japanese and American

Oct.6 Update for purchase game ticket :
10/8 and 10 game tickets for foreigners that can be purchased without becoming Rakuten members have been sold out,
but some tickets on 10/10 game ticket for Rakuten members are still remain.
To purchase tickets please follow the procedures described below.
*Sorry for the inconvenience caused as some procedures are written in Japanese only.

1. Join Rakuten member
2. Go to Purchase page (in Japanese)
3. Click “チケットを購入” in “楽天チケット一般発売【通常席種】” to proceed with the purchase.

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