Bucks players take tour of Chelsea ahead of game in London
The Bucks have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this seasonr, currently sitting in fifth place in the East and a half-game ahead of LeBron James' Cavaliers. While Milwaukee has turned plenty of heads around the league, it's taking its show global this week.
The Bucks are set to battle the Knicks on Wednesday in London's O2 Arena as part of the NBA's Global Games. The team's unexpected success this year has made their overseas trip -- and time spent together -- all the more exciting.
“Coming into a trip like this in a good standing in the East makes it a lot more fun,” Bucks guard Kendall Marshall said via phone Tuesday. “[The trip] is going great. We’ve had a good amount of free time.”
The free time has resulted in plenty of sight seeing, shopping and sampling of the local fare. Of course, one of the places Marshall and his teammates had to stop at was McDonalds. All went well — until the team had to pay.
“We were told the total was 7 pounds,” Marshall explained. “We had a bunch of change in our pocket and didn’t know how to convert it. We just gave it all to the cashier and asked her if it was enough.”
The team also got an opportunity to do something it couldn't do in the states -- visit Stamford Bridge and Chelsea Football Club. With a host of football fans on the roster, the trip to visit the famed club will likely be a highlight of their trip.
Here's a look of the Bucks' stop in photos:
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo wraps his arms around Chelsea's Champions League trophy, leaving Brandon Knight out of the lovefest.
Bucks guard Kendall Marshall poses with the Champions League trophy while an iPhone photographer frantically decides the best Instagram filters to use across multiple phones.
The Milwaukee Bucks pose on the sidelines of Stamford Bridge, some more enthusiastically than others.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo uses a selfie stick to take a photo of his entire team, even though Antetokounmpo’s arms are probably longer than the stick he’s using.