The first-ever NBA game was played today at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai’s Worli. The game was attended by several Bollywood celebrities as well as the Ambani family who have been instrumental in getting the game to India and are partnering with NBA through their Reliance Foundation.
“It’s my dream to see India becoming a truly multi-sport nation.” - Mrs Nita Ambani at the first #NBAIndiaGames between @SacramentoKings & @Pacers, where she thanks @NBA for partnering with #RF over the last 6 years, for the #RF Jr. NBA program. #RelianceFoundation #RFESA #RFNBA pic.twitter.com/1mR16ZFToR
— Reliance Foundation (@ril_foundation) October 4, 2019
John Abraham made a rare appearance with his wife Priya Runchal at the games. He looked dapper in a suit and Priya chose a classic black dress. Check them out below.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were also spotted at the games. Anand is a well-known fan of basketball and the couple looked opted for sporty outfits.
Nita Ambani, the chairperson of Reliance Foundation, presented the ceremonial "match ball" to NBA officials, ahead of the game between Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings. She was accompanied by husband Mukesh Ambani, son Akash Ambani, daughter-in-law Shloka Ambani and Radhika Merchant.
Malaika Arora was also spotted at the game and so was Rahul Bose, Saiyami Kher and Rannvijay Singha.
(Source: Manav Manglani)