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The French President, Emmanuel Macronand the nba announced Thursday an agreement to boost basketball both in France and in Africa on the occasion of the regular season meeting in Paris between Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls.

Among the initiatives that the NBA will work on together with the French government and the French Basketball Federation, include practices to improve the company's business French National Basketball League, that this year has the phenomenon Victor Wembanyama (Metropolitans 92), who at his 19 years old starts as a favorite to be number 1 in the Draft in June.

taking advantage of Olympic Games Paris 2024, France and the American League will work on new training programs of which already 500 thousand French players have benefited and in more measures that bring American basketball even closer to the French.

Likewise, the development of this sport in Africawhere France has important economic, social and cultural tieswill be another of the pillars of the agreement, of which only the general lines were disclosedwithout specifying investments.

In the note released by the NBA, Macron stated:

I am very happy with this agreement, which will please basketball fans and those who play it, and which will contribute to our plan to make France a great sporting nation.

While, Adam Silvercommissioner of the NBA, appreciated the personal involvement of the French president.

He is absolutely convinced of the power of basketball to connect people everywhere and also sees its tremendous economic potential in France and Africa.

(With information from EFE)

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