Posted by Royce Young
I bet like me, you totally forgot about the Nets and Raptors playing the first ever regular season NBA games in London this weekend. Oh, I know why we all forgot. Because it's the Nets and Raptors.
But the two teams will play back-to-back games this weekend at London's O2 Arena Friday and Saturday, which will obviously root the NBA deep into the hearts of England. I mean, what gets people more fired up for basketball than Jose Calderon and Anthony Morrow? Nothing does, that's what!
The Nets' acquisition of Deron Williams adds a bit of starpower to the game though. Without him, I'm not sure many fans in England would have any idea who any of the players on either roster are. Sasha... Vujacic? She sounds hot.
Anyway, here's a video of the Nets arriving in London that features Avery Johnson saying something about looking forward to seeing all their Britain fans and the players trying to get on the wrong side of the bus: