The NBA opened its first office in India in 2011.Though they are late entrants in cricket frenzy nation NBA is the first overseas league to have enough investment in India. NBA’s partnership with India’s Reliance Foundation has trained over 1 crore children under the junior NBA programs since years. .
Sporting scenario in India has seen a major change over the last few years. The advent of the Indian Premier League, Pro-Kabaddi League, Pro-Badminton League and the Indian Super League has increased competition for basketball in the country. The NBA, however, was unfazed but now the things can be changed.
The league has an academy and a school: a tuition-based development program — in our country already, with plans to add more. The NBA now is in full-swing in India. Whether they manage a slam-dunk or face a block, only time will tell. It certainly is a good news for basketball enthusiasts across the country. Will the National Basketball Association find its new Yao Ming from India?