London recently hosted an NBA fixture between Washington Wizards and New York Knicks and many Premier League stars attended. But, are all footballers who attended real basketball fans? Down is the list of footballers who are great admirers of the 2nd most popular sport in the USA.
Gooners might not be happy with their Legend Thierry Henry being related to anything ‘Spursy’, but the former forward is a big San Antonio Spurs fan when it comes to basketball and he is a close friends to Tony Parker.
Thierry and Tony are both French and, with the former being one of San Antonio’s best-ever players, he has gained the support of one of his country’s biggest names in sports.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is finding difficulty in getting Chelsea fans to understand his summer move to La Liga, but the Belgian can probably find some distraction in the world of basketball.
The 26 year-old is a known admirer of the NBA and basketball in general and he played hoops as a kid. His love for the American born sport has even seen him miss a Premier League fixture against Manchester United last year after getting injured during a promotional basketball shoot for the Londoners.
Manchester United star Paul Pgba is also a massive fan of the NBA and likes playing basketball too – so much so, the club had to order him to end his physical involvement.
The 25 year-old is friends with a few NBA players, including James Harden and Joel Embiid, and showed his support for the Houston Rockets during this season’s NBA Playoffs by posting a picture of himself watching the American outfit’s game.