NBA fever was taking over this week with footballers from around the globe getting excited about Game 1 of the playoffs between San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
Now most of the club seasons have finished for players in Europe, they are taking to the TV screens to watch North America's top sport, in between international duties of course.
Back to paris. After a lovely week in turkey. Next step... Senegal, dakar, very soon :) Until then enjoy the gameSAS @ MIAMIThanks antalya— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) June 7, 2013
Spurs to win! Tim Duncan MVP! #NBAFinals— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 7, 2013
Juan Mata García (@juanmata10) June 7, 2013
David Silva (@21LVA) June 7, 2013
Away from the polished floorboard of the NBA, players were also busy showing their gratitude and wishing well former teammates, coaches and peers, whilst some were missing out on important matches and others were adding to their already unbelievable wealth.
Florent Malouda (@realflorentm) June 5, 2013
Baffles me Why owners of manager less clubs are not picking up the phone and at least talking to Hoddle??? He is a Great coach #innovative— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 5, 2013
Thomas Vermaelen (@T_Vermaelen05) June 5, 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted to add another sponsor to his ever-growing list.
Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 5, 2013
Ferdinand also took to Twitter to wish new Barcelona signing Neymar all the best.
Good luck to @njr92 on the next stage of ya career! Lets see u dazzle Europe now!— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 5, 2013
Dutch players, led by Everton's John Heitinga, had fun with the locals on their trip to Jakarta.
Thanks to Jupp Heynckes for being an amazing Coach and greatful for everything i learned from u ! I wish u all the best— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) June 6, 2013