The NBA is headed to London for the eighth time, and this time they are bringing two of the best stories in the league with them.
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will play a regular season game on Jan. 11 at the O2 Arena in London, it was announced Thursday.
That’s a lot of young talent on the Sixers — Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Dario Saric, Robert Covington — going against what may be the best team in the East in the Celtics with Gordon Hayward, Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Jae Crowder and company.
Traditionally the London game is the only one the teams play that week as the league allows them time in London and to recover from the jet lag after returning.
We also know Sixers will be playing on Christmas Day against the New York Knicks, likely the first game of that five-game package on a day where the NBA dominates the sports scene.
The full NBA schedule is expected to be released this week.