Alright, we are just two days away from the Wizards’ game against the New York Knicks in London, United Kingdom. Washington will be the home team in Thursday’s contest.
Here are some pictures of the Wizards arriving in London earlier this morning.
We've arrived in London! #NBALondon | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/SSGpbBc8aK— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 15, 2019
The team practiced of course. Yes, there’s a five hour time difference between London and Washington, but a quick practice after arrival is the best way to deal with the jet lag.
First practice in London is in the books! #NBALondon | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/7JVq6cpGP3— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 15, 2019
There were a fair number of jersey swaps as well with players from the English Premier League.
The @WashWizards are gifted ⚽️ jerseys from ⚽️ stars @Ains_7, @AdriSanMiguel, & @Michailantonio while in London! #NBALondon pic.twitter.com/MoND7OBzQ2— NBA (@NBA) January 15, 2019
Thanks to @WestHamUtd’s @AdriSanMiguel and @Michailantonio for stopping by practice today! #NBALondon | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/Nb4op9vr4f— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 15, 2019
The Wizards also learned some British phrases like “take the biscuit when I’m hungry.”
"Take the biscuit when I'm hungry."— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 15, 2019
The guys play Great British Catchphrase ahead of our #NBALondon game on Thursday.@NBAUK | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/sR7cJWDDbT
The Wizards ate dinner at Kensington Palace which is the official home of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge as well as Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. So that had to be an interesting experience.
Tonight we had an incredible opportunity to dine at Kensington Palace! #NBALondon | #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/vQUMSdGowD— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 15, 2019
Though the Wizards are having a good time in the UK, the Knicks will be without one of their own. Enes Kanter is sitting out due to visa issues and also because he feels that he would be unsafe outside the United States and Canada. Kanter wrote a column in The Washington Post today on his situation.