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Kings will play two preseason games in China

Published: Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - 8:52 am

The Kings announced they will play the Brooklyn Nets in two preseason games in China in October.

The games will be October 12 in Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Center. The second game is October 15 in Beijing at MasterCard Center.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Kings experience back to our fans in China,” said Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé in a statement. “Over 300 million Chinese men and women play basketball so there’s huge potential to connect with new and existing fans. We’ll be volunteering in the community, as well as utilizing technology and social media to share our trip with Kings fans around the world. We look forward to playing the Brooklyn Nets, who share our philosophy that basketball is the preeminent global sport of the 21st century.”

The Kings took part in the first NBA China Games against Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets in two exhibition games in 2004.

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