A plethora of Premier League players including Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Jeffrey Schlupp among others were in attendance on Thursday night as the NBA rolled into London as the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 at the O2 Arena.
The injured Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp hobbled in on crutches alongside Patrick van Aanholt, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Mamadou Sakho following his season-ending knee injury at rivals Brighton in the FA Cup third round on Monday.
Stars from various clubs put aside their domestic rivalries to enjoy the spectacle at O2 Arena, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso were all present.
The Arsenal contingents was well represented by Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud, Sead Kolasinac and Rob Holding.
While Sir Alex Ferguson, Michael Ballack, Comedian-rapper Michael Dapaah, AKA Big Shaq and PSG’s Julian Draxler showed celebs were willing to come from all over the continent for the occasion.