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NBA London Game Packed To The Rafters With Footballing Royalty

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 at The 02 Arena in London Thursday night, but the real story was the myriad of footballing talent taking it all in. 19,078 fans watched the Celtic’s Jaylen Brown best handle jet lag (he probably slept on the plane while everybody else watched Annabelle: Creation and celebrated all the free sweet berry wine), but one in every three of those spectators was seemingly a Premier League footballer.

Also, Antoine Griezmann was there, hopefully getting a little taste of England before joining Newcastle United.

18 Side-by-Sides Of Footballers In '07 And '17 That Say It All

Time is a flat circle (shout out Rust Cohle). 

These 18 photos will show you footballers 10 years ago in 2007 and today in 2017. Some of growth might shock you. Some might not. All we know is:

  • David Luiz is not the same person. 
  • David De Gea went from a weenie to a G
  • Kaka hasn’t really aged

Enjoy!

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