MEXICO CITY – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that the second NBA Week Mexico City presented by AT&T, which will feature a wide range of activities and events for fans in Mexico in celebration of the conclusion of the league’s 75th Anniversary Season and the NBA Finals 2022 Presented by YouTube TV, will be held from Friday, May 27 – Sunday, June 5.
NBA Week Mexico City 2022 will once again showcase the growth of basketball in Mexico and engage the league’s passionate fanbase across the country through basketball activities, pop-up events, community engagement initiatives, and youth basketball development programming. The second NBA Week Mexico City Innovation Summit presented by SAP on Wednesday, June 1 will bring together NBA partners and executives from the sports business industry to explore a variety of areas impacting the future of sports. Guest speakers at the event will include NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA G League Chief Operating Officer Portia Archer.
“NBA Week Mexico City 2021 tipped off our 75th Anniversary Season in exciting fashion, and we look forward to once again celebrating what has been a truly memorable season with our passionate fans and aspiring players in Mexico,” said NBA Mexico Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga. “NBA Mexico City Week 2022 will provide a number of compelling touchpoints for them to experience the game and our leagues leading up and during what promises to be a spectacular NBA Finals.”
NBA Week Mexico City 2022 activities include:
NBA Beyond the Lines Art Exhibition (May 27-29)
Located at Lucerna 32 in Mexico City, the NBA Beyond the Lines Art Exhibition will display the work of local and international artists that bring the spirit of basketball to life through paintings, photography and digital art.
Her Time To Play Clinic (May 28)
Boston Celtics Vice President of Player Development and Organizational Growth and former WNBA player Allison Feaster, Celtics Director of Community Engagement Kash Cannon and NBA staff will lead a virtual Her Time To Play clinic for 50 girls ages 13-14, which will include basketball exercises and leadership development programming. The NBA and WNBA created Her Time To Play in 2018 to inspire the next generation of girls to play basketball in a positive and healthy way and provide them opportunities to engage with one another through the game.
Jr. NBA Mexico Finals (May 29)
Forty-eight of the top male and female players ages 13-14 in Mexico will compete in the 2022 Jr. NBA Mexico Finals, while 50 youth athletes will take part in the Jr. NBA Mexico All-Star Game at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. Top performers from Jr. NBA qualifying competitions across the country earned the opportunity to participate in the Jr. NBA Mexico Finals and All-Star Game.
Innovation Summit Presented by SAP (June 1)
The NBA Week Mexico City Innovation Summit presented by SAP will highlight key developments in the sports industry and opportunities for growth across the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League. Guest speakers will include NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO Mark Tatum, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, NBA G League COO Portia Archer, NBA Executive Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer Chris Benyarko, and San Antonio Spurs Sports & Entertainment Vice President of Brand Engagement Becky Kimbro. The guest speakers will discuss how Mexico City Capitanes’s participation in the NBA G League will help develop talent from the region, new ways to reach fans through platforms like NBA League Pass, the future of the WNBA and growth of women’s basketball, fan engagement strategies, and more.
NBA Cave Presented by 7UP (June 3-5)
NBA Cave will be a pop-up fan experience at Lucerna 32 consisting of basketball-themed games, partner activations and activities for fans, including a dunk contest and special interactive display showcasing the history of the NBA Finals equipped with photo opportunities and a gaming station.
NBA 75th Live, Learn or Play Court Refurbishment Legacy Initiative (June 4)
The NBA will dedicate a renovated basketball court at Parque Arboledas in Mexico City as part of the league’s commitment to refurbishing courts across Latin America. The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and youth basketball clinic. Parque Arboledas will be the final court refurbishment in the region and the culmination of the leaguewide NBA 75th Live, Learn or Play initiative to create and dedicate more than 50 new NBA Cares Live, Learn or Play Centers around the world during the 2021-22 season.
NBA Cares Youth Basketball Clinic (June 5)
In collaboration with a local foundation that focuses on improving education and infrastructure in public schools throughout Mexico, the NBA will host a youth basketball clinic for 90 boys and girls at Parque Arboledas. The clinic will be led by NBA staff and youth basketball coaches and is part of the NBA’s commitment to providing youth with opportunities to learn and play the game.
In addition to AT&T, partners supporting NBA Week Mexico City 2022 include 7UP, Moet Hennessy and SAP. For the latest details on NBA Week Mexico City 2022, including opportunities to participate, fans can visit www.nbaweek.com.mx.
Fans in Mexico can find more information about the NBA at NBA.com/Mexico, on Facebook (@NBAMexico), Twitter (@NBAMEX), YouTube (NBA México) and Instagram (@nbamex), and use the hashtags #NBAMexicoWeek and #NBA75.
About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.