NBA hopes to launch 12-team professional league in India in the next five years


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With the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers becoming the first ever North American professional teams to play in India, the NBA reportedly hopes to start a basketball league in the nation in the next five years. NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN's Marc J. Spears that “there is serious consideration to start a league” in the nation of 1.3 billion people. Although no NBA players have hailed from India, the league hopes it can be a pipeline for talent similar to other foreign countries.

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