The who's who of football were courtside as Australian basketball superstar Ben Simmons and his Phildelphia 76ers took on the Boston Celtics in London.
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12 Jan 2018 - 1:46 PM  UPDATED 12 Jan 2018 - 2:19 PM

The match was the hottest ticket among Premier League players with Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois just some of a bevy of football stars in attendance as the Celtics, led by Melbourne born star Kyrie irving and fellow Aussie Aaron Baynes, defeated Simmons 76ers 114-103.

Arsenal players let their hair down a day after their sides played out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final with Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud, Sead Kolasinac, Alexandre Lacazette and Rob Holding flying the flag for the Gunners at the NBA match.

Led by star player Hazard, the Blues also turned out in force with the winger joined by Courtois, Andreas Christensen and Marco Alonso.

Not to be beaten, Tottenham's players also proved they are big hoops fans with Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Moussa Dembele taking their seats at the game. 

Manchester City's De Bruyne, Eliaquim Mangala, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling made the trip south for the game and were joined by Watford's Troy Deeney.

Wilfred Zaha, Jairo Reidewald, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick Van Aarnholt and Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Crystal Palace sat court side as did West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and Adrian.

Atletico Madrid's French striker Antoine Griezmann and PSG's German midfielder Julian Draxler made sure Premier League stars weren't the only ones to have all the fun, while legends of the game Michael Ballack, Robert Pires and Sir Alex Ferguson also made an appearance.