BTS’ Suga has been named the ambassador of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The NBA shared the news via social media with an announcement by the BTS member himself, who expressed, “I am proud to announce that I’ve become an NBA Global Ambassador. It is personally a great honour as I have loved basketball since I was young.”

“Stay tuned for more to come with the NBA!” he added.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with SUGA – a superstar musician, fashion icon, and passionate NBA fan,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum. “We look forward to working with SUGA to bring the same excitement he engenders from his global fanbase in support of our continued efforts to grow our brand.”

According to, Suga will engage fans around the world through the remainder of the 2022-23 season and beyond.

He will also participate in several league initiatives that will be featured on the NBA’s and his personal social media channels, including attending NBA games and events in the US and Asia, and participating in the league’s promotional activities.

(Photo Source: Suga IG)