Fans in Europe tune in for NBA action

Updated: May 1, 2007, 3:41 PM ET
By Ian Whittell | Special to ESPN.com

LONDON -- If you were an NBA fan growing up in Italy a quarter of a century ago, you had to wait until the game tapes were flown in from New York before you could watch Larry Bird and Magic Johnson battling it out in postseason play.

Today, millions of basketball fans across Europe have a wide range of ways in which they can watch their heroes and favorite teams competing live at the business end of the season -- even if there is always the curse of time difference to overcome.

But, ...

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