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With no 'Clásico', Griezmann pops over to NY for NBA game

The French striker availed of no LaLiga game this weekend to visit Brooklyn to watch the Nets in action with city rivals NY Knicks.

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - SK Slavia Prague v FC Barcelona - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - October 23, 2019  Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann during the warm up before the match   REUTERS/David W Cerny

Antoine Griezmann is a self declared fan of basketball and the NBA and has published countless photos on his social media accounts wearing basketball aparell. With this weekend's Barcelona-Real Madrid league game being cancelled, the French player availed of the free time travelling to New York city to watch an NBA game live. 

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'Clásico' alternative

The French player has declared his love for Brooklyn Nets on numerous occasions and was one of the delighted 17,000 fans at the Barclays Centre in the NY borough as the home side ran out 113-109 winners.

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Griezmann has established friendships with the likes of the likes of Nikola Mirotic and former Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade who retired from the game at the end of last season after 16 years with the Miami franchise.


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