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Uber picks up raft of NBA teams for new campaign

Transportation network company Uber has sealed partnerships with 16 of the NBA’s 30 teams for the North American basketball league’s 2016-17 campaign.

The SportTechie website said Uber has teamed up with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers.

Uber will set up dedicated pick-up and drop-off zones at the teams’ respective arenas. Promotional codes will be offered to encourage fans to use the service.

Uber had already announced similar deals with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards ahead of the 2016-17 season, which got underway on Tuesday.