Premier League footballers were out in force as the NBA checked in to the O2 Arena on Thursday night.

Players past and present were courtside as the Washington Wizards edged out the New York Knicks in a thriller.

Here, Press Association takes a look at who was enjoying the basketball in London.

Former England midfielder Jamie RedknappFormer England midfielder Jamie Redknapp (far right) (Simon Cooper/PA)
West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz FabianskiWest Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (Simon Cooper/PA)
Arsenal players Hector Bellerin, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre LacazetteArsenal players Hector Bellerin, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette (Simon Cooper/PA)
Liverpool defender Joe GomezLiverpool defender Joe Gomez (Simon Cooper/PA)
Chelsea midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan AmpaduChelsea midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ethan Ampadu (Simon Cooper/PA)
Arsenal defenders Rob Holding and Calum ChambersArsenal defenders Rob Holding and Calum Chambers (Simon Cooper/PA)