It wasn't the Lakers playing the Celtics, but the National Basketball Association had its first-ever regular-season game in Southeast London at O2 Arena, on Friday night.
The Raptors and the Nets are having poor seasons, but both teams played a spirited match.
Chelsea stars Didier Drogba and David Luiz sat together and enjoyed the match. Drogba, in particular, has a fondness for shooting hoops.
Basketball has helped me become the striker I am today, Drogba said to The Daily Mail in 2009. I used to play a lot when I was younger.
Both the Raptors and the Nets expressed their appreciation for the atmosphere and energy of the London crowd.
The two teams play Saturday at O2 Arena at 20:00 GMT/3:00 EST.
Chelsea visit Blackpool on Monday.