Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr spoke about being a Chelsea fan and how he couldn’t choose between Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount.
The NBA star was featured in last week’s Chelsea Mike’d Up podcast, along with a fellow basketball player Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Nance said he was hooked into supporting Chelsea because of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He said: “My favourite team was that Samuel Eto’o Cameroon team — I just loved the way they played and at that point I wasn’t that big into the club game.
“I just loved Samuel Eto’o and at that point, Eto’o was on Chelsea, so I just followed Eto’o right to the Blues and then from there it was ‘who are all these geniuses?.'”
Nance said he had the chance to meet two former Chelsea players, Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.
According to Nance, there are several other NBA stars who are into the Premier League football.
He mentioned Detroit Pistons’ John Henson as being another Chelsea fan.
About this season under Frank Lampard, Nance said he was ready to settle for the top six as “Chelsea have had a new manager and just lost their best player”.
Hazard or Courtois https://t.co/sfKzWFmOdm
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) March 13, 2017
He continued: “I love Frank [Lampard], I like Mason [Mount] – I met him a few times and he’s a great guy – big fan of Tammy [Abraham] as well, Christian [Pulisic] it goes without saying although I wished we played him more. I think Christian is going to be great.”
Asked about Christian Pulisic’s lack of playing minutes at Chelsea, he said: “I’m torn. Being American, he’s our baby and I want him to get all the experience in the world, but at the same time being a Chelsea fan, I’m a big Mason guy too.”