The 100-day countdown to the 2019 Basketball World Cup will be held in Beijing. At the same time, the Basketball World Cup champion trophy, the Nesthys Cup, will also begin a trophy parade, which will span five continents and will be displayed in 25 countries.
Frank Linders, representative of the FIBA, said, “as we get closer to the World Cup, everything is within reach.” I believe basketball fans all over the world are eagerly looking forward to hearing the first whistle of the game. From now on, every day will have a special meaning. ”
Before the game really began, in order to give basketball fans all over the world the opportunity to have close access to the basketball World Cup championship trophy and feel the charm of the Basketball World Cup, the FIBA and the 2019 Basketball World Cup Organizing Committee jointly opened the trophy parade. At today’s event, Yao Ming, president of the Chinese Basketball Association and global ambassador of the Basketball World Cup, and Frank Linders, representative of the International Basketball Federation, completed the transition of trophies.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup trophy is called the Naissmith Cup in memory of Dr. James Naissmith, the inventor of basketball. “this trophy is named after Neysmith, which represents the origin and heritage of basketball,” Yao said. “in Yao Ming’s view, being able to carry out the trophy’s global parade is what all basketball enthusiasts aspire to.
The trophy parade will span five continents, during which the Nesthys Cup will be displayed in 25 countries, in close contact with fans in the most representative landmarks around the world, and will return to Beijing on the eve of the 2019 Basketball World Cup, waiting for the official start of the game.