NBA Finals: Thunder-Heat matchups being shown around the world

The NBA’s popularity reaches far beyond the United States. NBA Entertainment helps broadcast the game live to 215 countries and territories in 47 languages.

BY GINA MIZELL Modified: June 13, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 14, 2012

In 1991, George Eddy sat in The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., ready to broadcast Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls — in French.

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