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NBA legends Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton visited London ahead of the 2019 NBA London Game

NBA legends Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups took to the Coca-Cola London Eye to announce the NBA London Game 2019 between New York Knicks & the Washington Wizards (Pic: Christopher Lanaway)

NBA legends Rip Hamilton and Chauncey Billups visited London this week, as tickets for the 2019 NBA London Game will go on sale on October 19.

The two NBA legends talked about the 2019 NBA London Game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. The match will take place at the O2 Arena on January 17.

They also referred to London hosting the NBA All-Star Game in the upcoming years as well as LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

“It could! Now that they’ve extended the All-Star break,” Hamilton said regarding London hosting the NBA All-Star Game. “London is a great city, it kind of reminds me of New York, so there is a lot of great opportunities here and I think guys would be super excited to travel here to Europe, so I think it will be something that would be pretty cool,” he added.

The NBA legend added he is a fan of Michael Jordan, but stated it is difficult to compare Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

“To compare those two guys is really unfair to LeBron because LeBron is totally different to MJ. LeBron is a freak of nature. He can dominate the game and does so many great things on the floor. MJ was an offensive guy that really put pressure on you each and every time,” Hamilton mentioned.

*Tickets for the NBA London Game 2019 will go on general sale Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. BST at www.axs.com/nbalondon. Fans can register their details at NBA.com/London to gain early access to a limited number of tickets via a presale to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. BST.