Q:why are the knicks playing in london against detroit?
Just David Stern trying to create international exposure for the league. The NBA had been playing regular season games in London for the past 2-3 years. I think last year the Nets and Raptors took the trip. This year, the Knicks and Pistons are taking the trip.
Stern once said in an interview that he could foresee Europe base team in the future. Maybe this is just a way to plant the seeds.