(DALLAS & MADRID, SPAIN) – The Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game against Real Madrid, Luka Dončić’s former EuroLeague team, on Oct. 10 at 8:45 p.m. CEST / 1:45 p.m. CST at the WiZink Center. This marks the ninth game between an NBA team and Real Madrid.
Dončić joined Real Madrid at the age of 13 and became the youngest-ever EuroLeague and EuroLeague Final Four MVP as he helped lead Real Madrid to the 2018 EuroLeague title at age 19. Dončić won back-to-back EuroLeague Rising Star awards (2017, 2018), joining Nikola Mirotić and Bogdan Bogdanović as the only repeat winners. Dončić is a member of the EuroLeague All-Decade Team (2010-20) and was named an honorary member of the Real Madrid Football Club in 2021.
“Following our preseason games in Abu Dhabi, we are thrilled to play the game we love for the MFFLs in Madrid,” said Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall. “Our team is lucky to have one of the greatest international NBA ambassadors in Luka, and we look forward to connecting with Real Madrid and their fans.”
“Bringing the live NBA experience directly to our passionate international fans is an important part of our year-round efforts to grow basketball and the NBA around the world,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum. “We’re excited for the Mavericks to play Real Madrid and look forward to engaging with fans from Spain and across Europe around this historic matchup.”
“Facing an NBA team is always special, but on this occasion even more so, as it will give us the opportunity to once again enjoy a Real Madrid legend and NBA star like Luka Dončić, who proudly carries the name of our club and presumes of being a Madridista wherever he goes,” said Real Madrid Ambassador Felipe Reyes. “It will be a great spectacle and a very exciting moment for all madridistas and basketball lovers.”
Fans can watch the game live on Bally Sports Southwest.
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