The National Basketball Association will bring its superstars to South America.
NBA Commissioner David Stern said preseason games are planned for Brazil, a first for the NBA, which has never staged games south of Mexico.
Adding to its local office in Mexico City, the league plans to open one in Brazil and is considering Argentina as well.
"We have great aspirations for our sport and our brand in Latin America," NBA vice president for Latin America Philippe Moggio said.
An upcoming face off between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers will mark the league's 17th game in Mexico City and 19th in the country since 1992.
Photo: Brazilian Anderson Varejao plays for Cleveland.