The Brooklyn Nets will play two regular-season games in…

The Brooklyn Nets will play two regular-season games in Mexico City this season, the NBA announced Wednesday. They will play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 7 and the Miami Heat on Dec. 9 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The games will be broadcast live on ESPN. “These games will be our 25th and 26th in Mexico, the most played in any country outside of the United States and Canada,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “They will also mark the 25th anniversary of our first game in Mexico City, a milestone in our relationship with our Mexican fans and a further indication of our desire to strengthen our ties to Mexico and Latin America.”
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Without the band, Nogueira hoped to revisit the bass class this season. He lamented that it didn’t make sense given how often the team has been on the road. “I live music 24 hours,” Nogueira said. “I try to live like a musician, but I don’t make money from it. Every day I’m studying different songs. Like, I like to pay attention to instruments. Like, this is what I’m looking for. I love it so much, music. I wish, one day, if I retire from basketball, to start, like, a career in music. This is my goal that I have.”
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