The city of Sevillathe latvian Kristaps PorzingisReal Betis Balompié and the Croatian footballer Ivan Rakiticcurrently at Sevilla FC, are among the stars of Hope Citiesa new docuseries made by the NBA which is dedicated to the communities of basketball fans of Europa and of middle Easttwo of the most thriving markets of the American competition outside its borders.
Hope Cities consists of eight episodes and “explores local cultures, history, and basketball communities” in Sevilla (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Bologna (Italia), Colonia y Leverkusen (Germany), istanbul (Turkey), Kaunas (Lithuania), Paris (France) and Thessaloniki (Greece), informed the NBA in a statement through its website and social networks.
As part of the benefits for users of NBA League Passthe platform of the basketball league of the USA which broadcasts the games of the season, the first three episodes, shot in Belgrade, Bologna y Pariscan be seen during the free trial period of one week, having to pay to see the dedicated one in the capital of Andalusia.
The Seville episode will be available from October 13 and will feature many protagonists of Real Betis Basketball, such as the president Ferdinand Moralesthe one who was a coach of the Sevillian squad Aito Garcia Renesesthe Georgian player Beka Burjanadze o Kristaps Porzingiswho played in Sevilla of 2012 a 2015 before jumping to NBAto which he arrived via draft where he was selected by the mythical New York Knickswho had as head of operations Phil Jackson who was coach of the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan in the 90’s and Los Angeles Lakers of Shaquille O’Neal y Kobe Bryant in the 2000’s, winning up to nine champion rings, six with those of Illinois y three with those of California.
They also participate in the series Ivan Rakiticmidfielder of Sevilla FCy sergio canalsattacker of Real Betis Balompieboth great basketball fans, who have always shown themselves to be followers and admirers of the best basketball league in the world.
The episode recorded in Sevilla wants to show off “a city full of life and tradition, in which the community comes together to support each other”, thus entering the participation of the two great clubs of the city, the Real Betis Balompie and the Seville Football Club.