The Cleveland Cavaliers will be playing their next regular season against the Brooklyn Nets in France as part of the NBA Global Games initiative.
It’s a simple yet effective attempt on the part of the league to ensure that the NBA’s popularity continues to increase even outside the United States of America and Canada.
As mentioned earlier, the Cavaliers and Nets will lock horns on Thursday as a part of this initiative.
But even before the game, both teams arrived in France, and some members of the Cleveland Cavaliers were seemingly having the best time of their lives.
Among them, there is hardly anyone who is having a better time than veteran center Tristan Thompson.
Apart from having a lot of fun, Thompson also explained the benefits of the Cavs’ trip to France via Bally Sports Cleveland on Twitter.
“It’s great bonding and great fellowship, and you know, we’re going to spend time with each other away from home and keep building this bond,” Thompson said.
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) January 10, 2024
Thompson believes that this trip to France is allowing the entire team to bond with each other.
Considering the Cavaliers have struggled with a plethora of injury issues throughout the season, getting a chance to play in a different environment may help the team build better chemistry.
So far, the Cavaliers have managed to morph themselves due to injuries to key members, such as Darius Garland and Evan Mobley.
As a result, the Cavaliers are currently the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with a 21-15 record this season.
They will have a chance to tie the New York Knicks’ 22-15 record during their next game against the Brooklyn Nets.