Inside Paris’ NBA House

Photo: Matthew Evans

In the heart of the La Marais district in Paris, the NBA House currently sits. Known for it’s fashionable, arty vibe, the surrounding areas of the house really fit with the mood that the NBA has brought to the city in recent days.

Lines of fans are constantly queuing outside of the Halle des Blancs Manteaux, in anticipation to take part in the NBA’s interactive event. An event that is free for those of all ages.

As soon as you enter the building, you are greeted with two huge welcome banners. Featuring Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Charlotte Hornets’ Frenchman Nicolas Batum.

As you enter further, an open space ensues, dominated by a half-sized basketball court on the far side. Numerous activities have been held there over the past few days. From 3-point and skills contests, to appearances from NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tony Parker.

A giant NBA logo, which has hordes of fans posing for photos is instantly presented when entering the facility also. With either side being where the activities are located, among pop-ups. Including; free-throw shooting machines, beIn Sports, NBA 2k, and an NBA/Fanatics Store.

Footlocker feature as well, allowing fans to design and customise their favourite trainers. Additionally, a spin-the-wheel from Parions Sports allows fans to take part and win basketball prizes/experiences.

Dominating on the far right side is the NBA’s hospitality area. This is where corporate partners and media are welcomed to a host of complimentary drinks and snacks, with an unrivaled view over the center court.

Below is a selection of images from TalkBasket’s visit to the NBA House on Friday afternoon. Ahead of the highly-anticipated showdown at the AccorHotels Arena between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Paris 2020 Game presented by beIN Sports.