WAYNE ROONEY has backed the NBA to turn out to be an enormous deal in London.
The previous Manchester United striker was a particular visitor at a Washington Wizards sport final weekend as they took on the Brooklyn Nets.
Rooney took his son Kai to the sport at Capital One Area and paid the staff a go to of their locker room after the sport.
The Wizards will journey to the UK subsequent month to face the New York Knicks within the ninth NBA regular-season sport to happen in London.
Rooney stated: “There are lots of basketball followers in England so it’s nice for them to have the ability to see a sport up shut.
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“I’ve been to a few games before, but it’s the first time in Washington and watching the Wizards.
“You can appreciate why it is one of the top sports in the United States.
“The NFL has gone massive in England so I’m sure if the NBA get it right the way the NFL have it will be the same.”
Rooney is enjoying the latter part of his playing career with DC United in the American capital.
He will return to England soon, but not to make a comeback in the Premier League.
The ex-England forward said: “It’s off-season now so I’m enjoying a bit of time with my family and getting to a few events like basketball and ice hockey.
“I’m going back home for Christmas and having a couple weeks to spend with the family so I’m looking forward to that.
“I’ve got another couple weeks here before I go home and hopefully I’ll get to a few more games.”
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