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NBA Global Games: Full list of countries to have hosted NBA regular season games

In the history of the NBA, four countries have hosted regular-season games.

The four are Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and France, which is the most recent addition to the group having held their first and only regular-season game on Jan. 24 in 2020.

This game was the last regular season encounter to be held outside of the United States and Canada, played between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France.

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The first-ever regular-season game played outside of the United States and Canada, was back in 1990 when the Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz faced-off at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan

Countries to have hosted regular-season games
Countries Total games First game Last game Cities
Japan 12 Nov. 2, 1990 Nov. 1, 2003 Tokyo, Yokohama, Saitama
Mexico 11 Dec. 7, 1997 Dec. 14, 2019 Mexico City
United Kingdom 9 Mar. 4, 2011 Jan. 17, 2019 London
France 1 Jan. 24, 2020 Paris

In recent history, Mexico has been the most recent and repeated host of the NBA's regular-season games with 10 of the 11 games played in Mexico City held after 2014 even though the first-ever game in that country was held in 1997.

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