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Several Manchester United Players Attend NBA Game in UK While On International Break: Nightly Soccer Report

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Several Manchester United footballers attended a NBA game last night to relax while on their international break.

United players Adnan Januzaj, David de Gea, Rio Ferdinand, Darren Fletcher and former players Andy Cole and Quinton Fortune watched the game in the same arena as Patrick Vieira, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Jack Rodwell, Curtis Davies, Fabrice Muamba and others.

The players were at the NBA game between Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers.

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9 Responses to Several Manchester United Players Attend NBA Game in UK While On International Break: Nightly Soccer Report

  1. Earl Reed says:

    I believe the NBA game was in Manchester, unless I’m wrong…

    • Christopher Harris says:

      You’re correct. I made the correction. What the heck is the NBA doing having a game in England?

      • Frill Artist says:

        Sometimes they have games overseas just like the NFL.

      • Len F says:

        International Branding has been a major priority for the NBA along with new media for the past several years. I’m not a big NBA fan but they have done a decent job growing their game internationally.

      • Earl Reed says:

        My cynical opinion is that the American leagues are getting even more vigilant about trying to colonize England, now that NBC and the Premier League are cutting into their market. The NFL today announced 3 regular season games in London in 2014. I think the gloves are off…

      • RJ says:

        A bit like Premier League clubs coming over to ‘Merica for pre-season games.

        • jtm371 says:

          no,if the Premier league played a regular season match then it would be the same as the NFL.

          • Trevor says:

            NBA game was an exhbiition…NFL game was a regular season game.

            The NBA games in Europe are exactly the same thing as the European soccer teams do in the States/Asia in the Summer. Pre-season exhibitions.

  2. Mufc77 says:

    With a bit of luck the 76rs will decide to stay in Manchester long term instead of returning to Philly.

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