In 1979, the Washington Bullets became the first professional U.S. sports team to visit China, playing a pair of exhibition games. Since then, 17 NBA teams have played in 26 games in China, with the upcoming NBA China Games 2019 marking the 13th edition of the series. China also plays host to numerous fan events, NBA 5v5, Jr. NBA competitions, and NBA Academy camps each year. Check back soon for more information on NBA events in China.