Premier League meets NBA English Premier League stars attend London Basketball event in their numbers

The game between Celtics and 96ers receives massive attendance at the 02 Arena in London by well established personalities in the English top flight

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It was an amazing event when a host of players and coaches predominantly in the Premier League made their way into the 02 arena for a game between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 96ers.

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In attendance were big names in the game like Sir Alex Ferguson, Crystal Palace owner Steve Parish.

FERGUSON.jpg play Sir Alex Ferguson on Courtside as he watches the NBA game  (© Dave Benett)

More importantly a famous Chelsea quartet Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Andreas Christensen and Marcus Alonso showed up to the event in similar fashion.

music colMMM.png play Chelsea quartet Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Andreas Christensen and Marcus Alonso

A Chelsea player from the past in former Germany captain Micheal Ballack also made his way to watch the NBA game.

There were other personalities of German nationality present in Manchester City’s Ikay Gudogan and Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi.

gUNDOGUN MUSTAFI.jpg play (© Dave Benett/Getty Images for NBA London)

Mustafi also came along with his Spanish Arsenal defending partners Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin.

The cast from Arsenal was not just finished as Olivier Giroud and left wing back Saed Kolasinac with his former teammate at Schalke Julian Draxler were also in the 02 Arena.

Other superstars who engulfed the Arena were Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Timothy Fosu Mensah, Wilfred Zaha, Toby Alderweield, Moussa Dembele, Jan Vetorghen, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele.

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Eden Hazard took a picture with former 96ers center Dikembe Mutombo in an interesting photo afterwards

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