NBA Japan Games 2001
The NBA canceled all preseason games scheduled outside the United States and Canada including games in Mexico, Europe and the Japan Games, originally scheduled for Oct. 13-14 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. Information on ticket refund policies will be provided to fans as soon as possible, and will be posted here on and

NBA Japan Games 1999 Recap
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings played in two regular season matchups in 1999, each winning a game before crowds of more than 30,000 at the Tokyo Dome.
Game 1, 1999: Kings 100, Timberwolves 95
Game 2, 1999: Timberwolves 114, Kings 101
Record-breaking coverage in 1999

Historical Records and Results
In 1990, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to stage regular season games outside of North America when the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz opened the 1990-91 season with two games in Tokyo Metropolitan Gym.
Records | Results

"Wat's" Still Happening
More than half a century before the Dallas Mavericks drafted China's Wang Zhizhi, the New York Knicks made Japanese-American Wataru "Wat" Misaka the first NBA player of Asian descent.