Thierry Henry shows support for San Antonio Spurs

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has risked the wrath of Gunners supporters by pledging his allegiance to Spurs - but any irate fans needn't worry as it's not their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, rather the NBA outfit from San Antonio.

The flamboyant Frenchman took to Twitter last night to congratulate his friends after San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA title following a 4-1 series victory over the Miami Heat.

Long-serving head coach Gregg Popovich successfully guided his side to a clinical 104-87 victory on Sunday night, healing the wounds of 12 months ago to claim a first NBA Championship since 2007, and in doing so dethroning the reigning champions to deny them a third consecutive crown.

San Antonio were less than 30 seconds from winning the 2013 series in game six, and responded brilliantly this year to win three consecutive games in the space of six days after Miami had levelled at 1-1.

Frenchman Tony Parker and compatriot Boris Diaw were the standout performers for the Texans alongside MVP Kawhi Leonard, whose influential display at the AT&T Center last night secured the trophy.

After the game former Gunner Henry couldn't hide his delight, and paid tribute to San Antonio Spurs and his friends via the social media site.

He tweeted: "Congratulations for San Antonio Spurs. 5th title. Especially to my boy @tonyparker best point guard. Respect Tim Duncan and Manu #GoSpursGo."

The 36-year-old - who is currently out in Brazil working as a World Cup pundit for the BBC - could have unintentionally angered some Arsenal supporters confused by his perceived allegiance to Spurs.

However, it's clear that the New York Red Bulls striker was in no way affiliating himself to White Hart Lane, having maintained strong ties with Arsene Wenger and everyone else at the Emirates Stadium.

Henry enjoyed eight trophy-laden seasons representing Arsenal, during which time he won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups before moving to Barcelona in a €24 million deal in 2007.

He enjoyed a brief loan spell back in north London during the MLS off-season in 2012, where he successfully added to his record goals tally which now stands at 228 for the club in all competitions.

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