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.
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.
“I’m doing this game, Michael (Jordan) vs. Magic (Johnson), on French TV live,” Eddy recalled. “A dream come true for me, personally. And a chance, also, to help this whole French...
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