Premier League Stars Flock To NBA Game In London Despite Crap Teams

Arsenal and Chelsea will face off at the Emirates on Saturday, but on Thursday they joined together to watch some bad basketball teams.

With the NBA in London, you knew footballers would show up just like last year — even if the league sent two of its worst teams overseas.

The Washington Wizards played the New York Knicks on Thursday evening at the O2 Arena in London. No one really cares who won or lost seeing as they’re a combined 31 games under .500. But we care which Premier League stars came out to see the tall men shoot balls into tiny hoops.

Chelsea and Arsenal will play on Saturday in the biggest match of the Premier League weekend, and both London clubs have a number of players at the event. Seemingly the entire Arsenal squad was in attendance in various groups. 

Here’s a look at some of the footballers who watched the NBA in London on Thursday.

Hector Bellerin — Arsenal

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Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ethan Ampadu — Chelsea

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Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Carl Jenkison, Lucas Torreira — Arsenal

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Matteo Guendouzi, Shkodran Mustafi — Arsenal

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Jamie Redknapp (with son Charles) — Retired (former Liverpool)

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Emile Smith Rowe, Reece Oxford, Alex Iwobi — Arsenal

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Olivier Giroud — Chelsea

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Lukasz Fabianski — West Ham

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Hector Bellerin, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette — Arsenal

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Joe Gomez — Liverpool

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Rob Holding, Calum Chambers — Arsenal

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Ben Chilwell, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Demarai Gray — Leicester City

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Wilfried Zaha — Crystal Palace

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Nathan Redmond — Southampton

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Michail Antonio — West Ham

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Patrick van Aanholt — Crystal Palace

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Troy Deeney — Watford

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Christian Benteke — Crystal Palace

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Cyrus Christie — Fulham

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Per Mertesacker — Former Arsenal player, current youth coach and very tall human

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