Liam Payne and Cara Delevingne among stars court side as the NBA came to the O2 Arena

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The stars were out in force at the O2 Arena tonight as NBA basketball came to London.

Paul McCartney, Cara Delevingne and One Direction's Liam Payne mingled with a host of Premier League footballers court side as the Brooklyn Nets took on the Atlanta Hawks.

The stars seemed to be enjoying what they were seeing as these pictures show.



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McCartney, accompanied by fashion designer daughter Stella, was pictured whooping in appreciation at a slam dunk at one point.

Cara, who sat court side next to Ellie Goulding, was captured playfully flicking her middle finger at the camera.


Premier League stars from Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs - including Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski, Demba Ba, Jermaine Defoe and Darren Bent - were also there enjoying the action.

The Eastern Conference match was the fourth time the NBA has played a regular season game in London.

The stars may have been having a good time court side, but it was no laughing matter for the players, with both the Nets and the Hawks vying for a play-off place.

The Nets, who have played three times at the O2 in the last four years, came out on top in a hard-fought game - winning the tie by 127 points to 110.

NBA at the O2 has become a big draw for celebrities in the capital - as it does in the US.

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