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Hardaway Jr ready for London debut

It was a disappointing start to the 2014/15 season for the New York Knicks as they suffered a 104-80 defeat to the Chicago Bulls.

The Knicks will be playing at The O2 Arena in London in January as part of the 2015 NBA Global Games.

Tim Hardaway Jr has never been to London and is looking forward to the challenge as the Knicks take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

He said: "When I was a kid, London Bridge is falling down, that's all I used to hear about London. I know that there are some great tourist attractions you see them all in the movies all the time.

"You see it on computers and pictures that people post, and my friends going there to visit. I just can't wait to be a part of that.

"The New York Knicks posted a picture of Amar'e Stoudemire with his hands held high and it said 'The Knicks are returning to London in 2014 -15'. 

"I was very ecstatic, I was happy, excited, all at the same time. I couldn't wait to be a part of it."

Hardaway believes the Knicks will face stern opposition in the form of the Bucks who they played earlier this year.

He continued: "I think they're going in the right direction again with a lot of young talent. 

"Guys that can play the game very, very well, they have one of the top three picks in the draft this year so they definitely have a big time player for their future. 

"So they'll be ready to play and I know they'll be ready for the challenge."

The Milwaukee Bucks host the New York Knicks at The O2 in London on Jan. 15 as part of NBA Global Games London 2015. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31 at www.theo2.co.uk/nba2015


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