A couple of days before the first-ever NBA India Games, both participating franchises - the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers - have touched down in India.
The Pacers arrived around 3 PM IST today on the back of a 16-hour flight.
🛬 Touched down in Mumbai, and @Original_Turner is the first thing we see at the airport. 🙌#NBAIndiaGames x #NBAInMyBackyard pic.twitter.com/fx95rqg4tb- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 2, 2019
On arrival, the excited players were signing memorabilia for the NBA India Games.
"It's a beautiful country I've heard so I'm excited to explore it."- NBA (@NBA) October 2, 2019
Malcolm Brogdon is ready for the #NBAIndiaGames experience 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/UzZPrdDo1i
Meanwhile, the Kings landed earlier this morning in Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.
The @SacramentoKings squad is here at Taj Mahal!#NBAIndiaGames pic.twitter.com/GG9iFWtKhf- NBAIndia (@NBAIndia) October 2, 2019
Over the past couple of years, multiple NBA players - Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faried, and Brook Lopez - have posed for a picture with the Taj Mahal but this is probably the first time an entire NBA team has been clicked with the historical monument.
"It's definitely been an amazing experience." @swipathefox marvels at the @TajMahal after his visit.#NBAIndiaGames | @NBAIndia pic.twitter.com/UtQKHVPCNR- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 2, 2019
For Harrison Barnes, who's a part of the visiting Kings' roster, this is his second visit to the Taj Mahal in six months.
A few hours after the Pacers, at approximately 7 PM IST, the Kings arrived in Mumbai:
After their visit to the @TajMahal, the squad arrives in Mumbai for the #NBAIndiaGames!#NBAInMyBackyard | @NBAIndia pic.twitter.com/gyU6TPVC9E- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) October 2, 2019
For more updates and stories on the NBA India Games 2019, you can follow NBA.com's page dedicated to the historic event.