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The NBA will hold Fan Appreciation Day on Thursday as part of "a worldwide effort to thank our fans around the world via social media." The day will consist of 24 online chats with more than 20 current and former players.

By SI Wire
April 15, 2015

The NBA will hold Fan Appreciation Day on Thursday as part of "a worldwide effort to thank our fans around the world via social media." The day will consist of 24 online chats with more than 20 current and former players.

The NBA's social media accounts will also offer fans free merchandise including signed jerseys and basketballs, as well as NBA League Pass playoff codes.

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The 24 chats will be held on the NBA's corresponding regional social media accounts as follows:

Country/Region

Chat Time (ET)

Local Time

Player / Legend

Language

Platform

Greece

8:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

Peja Stojakovic

Greek

Facebook

Africa

9 a.m.

3 p.m.

Dikembe Mutombo

English

Facebook

Germany

9 a.m.

3 p.m.

Detlef Schrempf

German

Facebook

Mexico

11 a.m.

10 a.m.

Eduardo Najera

Spanish

Facebook

Brazil

Noon

1 p.m.

Anderson Varejao

Portuguese

Facebook

Spain

Noon (TBD)

6 p.m. (TBD)

Jose Calderon

Spanish

Facebook

Turkey

1:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Tim Hardaway

English

Facebook

Italy

2 p.m.

8 p.m.

Danilo Gallinari

Italian

Facebook

Argentina

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

Carlos Delfino

Spanish

Twitter

UK

4 p.m.

9 p.m.

James Worthy

English

Facebook

Canada

4 p.m.

3 p.m.

Ben Gordon

English

Facebook

Enebea

5 p.m.

5 p.m.

Jorge Gutierrez

Spanish

Facebook

Global

5:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Isiah Thomas

English

Facebook

New Zealand

7 p.m.

11 a.m.

Sean Marks

English

Facebook

Canada

8 p.m.

7 p.m.

Andrew Wiggins

English

Facebook

Japan

8 p.m.

9 a.m.

Yuta Tabuse

Japanese

Facebook

India

9 p.m.

7:30 a.m.

Sim Bhullar

English

Facebook

China

9 p.m.

9 a.m.

Jeremy Lin

Chinese

Weibo

Indonesia (LINE account)

9:15 p.m.

9:15 a.m.

Jeremy Lin

English

LINE

Taiwan

9:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

Jeremy Lin

Chinese

Facebook

Indonesia (FB account)

10 p.m.

10 a.m.

Gary Payton

English

Facebook

Philippines

10 p.m.

10 a.m.

Jordan Clarkson

English

Facebook

Australia

TBD

TBD

TBD

English

Facebook

France

TBD

TBD

TBD

French

Facebook

Additionally, the NBA plans to share individual player shoutout videos in-language, photo galleries and more through its social media platforms, which the league says collectively now have more than 811 million likes and followers.

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