The stated reasons for the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets playing a real regular season game in London is something to do with expanding global reach, growing an international fan base and blah blah blah all that kind of stuff. But personally, after seeing these videos that the Hawks did, I kind of think the real reason is so that these guys can learn some new trash talk, then bring it back stateside to utilize in their games from here on out. I mean, if Al Horford starts calling all of his nemeses “Skimbleshanks” or a “Barmy Berk,” it might not make sense but at least it’s nicer than anything coming out of Kevin Garnett’s mouth. One game that’s a half-day around the globe is a small price to pay for NBA games sounding both cleaner and way more like “Mary Poppins.”
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(via Irish Mirror/Colm Heaney)