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Football meets basketball as the NBA comes to London

By George Ramsay, for CNN

Updated 1725 GMT (0125 HKT) January 13, 2017
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Arsenal footballers Hector Bellerin (right) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snap shots of Thursday's NBA clash between the Nuggets and the Pacers at London's O2 Arena. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Arsenal and Germany teammates Mezut Ozil (right) and Per Mertesacker were also in attendance, as was their compatriot and former Chelsea star Michael Ballack (left). GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry reacts to the drama at the O2 Arena. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Dele Alli, who plays for Arsenal's north London rival Tottenham, looks on. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Pacers' Jeff Teague tries to block Emmanuel Mudiay of the Nuggets under the lights of London's O2 Arena. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Denver's Danilo Gallinari holds off Paul George. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Then and now: Henry, the Gunners' record goalscorer, met up with current Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Saido Berahino, of Premier League club West Brom, soaks up the atmosphere. Dan Mullan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images