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FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and Philippines-based J9 have announced a new partnership until 2024 in which the Global Partner will present the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour as well as boost awareness of the sport on its extensive platforms.

The brand J9 has become FIBA’s 10th Global Partner and will take the FIBA Basketball World Cup trophy to cities around the globe, delivering an exciting World Cup experience to fans and showcasing its greatest prize as part of basketball celebrations and FIBA’s flagship competition.

As another part of the agreement, J9 will receive key commercial rights across FIBA competitions, including the FIBA Continental Cups for both men and women, the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022, and FIBA’s pinnacle event, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

J9, as FIBA’s Official Global Betting Partner, sees globalization as an important focus and it provides a world-class gaming experience to its global users. The company will use FIBA’s platform to launch and boost awareness of its brand J9 across all FIBA events globally and connect with millions of basketball fans around the world. In addition, J9 will utilize FIBA’s top-level domain .basketball to promote basketball related corporate social responsibility activities on its portal J9.basketball.

Frank Leenders, FIBA Media & Marketing Services Director General, said: “We are excited to have J9 joining the FIBA family as our most recent Global Partner. This partnership will certainly boost FIBA’s goal of advancing the promotion of basketball worldwide while at the same time bring fans closer to the game through new and improved experiences, including the Trophy Tour and other activities supported by our new Global Partner J9.”

Managing Director of J9, James Chen, expressed his confidence in the partnership with FIBA by saying: “It is a great honor for us to become a Global Partner of FIBA and to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of basketball globally. With our innovative and digital ways, we are sure that we will be able to help FIBA deliver the charm and joy of basketball to more fans across the world.”

This agreement was brokered by FIBA Marketing, the strategic partnership between FIBA and Infront.