Chelsea stars take part in NBA UK's halfcourt challenge

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Eden Hazard might be Chelsea's main man on the football pitch this season, but his basketball skills leave a lot to be desired judging by his efforts in the NBA UK's halfcourt challenge.

The Belgian winger was filmed taking part in the exercise at the west London club's training ground in Cobham, alongside Blues team-mates David Luiz, Petr Cech, Demba Ba and Andre Schurrle.

All five Chelsea players are known as big NBA fans, having taken in the recent clash between the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets at London's O2 arena, and pledged their respective allegiances before taking the first of their five shots each, as they attempted to find nothing but net!

Unfortunately for Hazard and Luiz, their basketball court competence couldn't match their other Chelsea team-mates, with Cech, Ba and Schurrle showing the self-obsessed Miami Heat supporters how it is done, by sinking one basket each.

Watch footage of the Stamford Bridge stars taking part in NBA UK's halfcourt challenge in the video above, and leave a suggestion which Premier League players you think have the skill-set suited to a basketball career...

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