Chicago (USA), Sep 28 (EFE).- The city of Seville, Real Betis Baloncesto, the Latvian Kristaps Porzingis and the Croatian soccer player Ivan Rakitic are among the stars of ‘Hoop Cities’, a new docuseries from the NBA dedicated to the communities of basketball fans in Europe and the Middle East.
‘Hoop Cities’ is made up of eight episodes and “explores local cultures, history and basketball communities” in Seville, Belgrade (Serbia), Bologna (Italy), Cologne and Leverkusen (Germany), Istanbul (Turchia), Kaunas (Lithuania), Paris (France) and Thessaloniki (Greece), the NBA said in a statement.
As part of the benefits for users of NBA League Pass, the league’s platform that broadcasts the season’s games, the first three episodes, hosted in Belgrade, Bologna and Paris, can be seen during the free trial period of a week.
The Seville episode will be available from October 13 and will feature many Betis Basketball stars, such as president Fernando Moral, coach Aíto García Reneses, Georgian player Beka Burjanadze or Kristaps Porzingis, who played for Seville from 2012 to 2015 before making the jump to the NBA.
Also participating in the series are Ivan Rakitic, Sevilla midfielder, formerly of Barcelona, and Sergio Canales, Real Betis footballer, both great basketball fans.
The episode recorded in Seville wants to show off “a city full of life and tradition, in which the community comes together to support each other”.
Followers will be able to access exclusive images of the most complicated moments for Betis on an economic level, but also of the relationship between Porzingis and local idol Raúl Pérez, among other topics.
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