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Proposals, PSG Academy and more sights from Pistons-Bulls in Paris

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons, 126-108, in Paris for the NBA’s second-ever regular-season game in France.

Perhaps no one was more excited than Pistons guard Killian Hayes, who grew up in France and played professional basketball for Cholet Basket.

“I think it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Hayes said, per NBA.com. “There are 30 [NBA] teams, and we’re fortunate enough that they picked the Pistons to go [to France]. I’m very happy to go back home and enjoy an NBA game with my friends and family in attendance.”

While Bulls-Pistons doesn’t have the same vitriol as it did in the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was still plenty to see in the City of Lights — including French basketball phenom Victor Wembanyama being in attendance.

Here are some of the sights and sounds from the NBA’s return to Paris:

Wemby in the house

Sideline stars

Some Bulls nostalgia

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls were in Paris during their 1997-98 NBA title run and the team recreated their photo in front of the Eiffel Tower.

The excuse notes

A Parisian proposal

Bulls small forward Derrick Jones Jr. proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Sherry, on the trip.

DET meets PSG

Pistons shooting guard Hamidou Diallo visited the Paris Saint-Germain Youth Academy.

Buckets in Paris

Bulls and Pistons players posed for photos at the Eiffel Tower upon arrival.

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