Kevin Garnett spent time filling a life-long dream, visiting Chelsea F.C. The team gathered at Nelson's Column for a group photo. Andray Blatche practiced his EuroStep on the streets of London. Tyshawn Taylor went shopping ... oh yeah. Mason Plumlee toured Buckingham Palace with his mother and participated in a seminar at Barclays with Brett Yormark and Billy King. He worked for Barclays two years ago. And Joe Johnson says they're running on fumes, two days before they play the Hawks.
"Man, you know what?" Johnson said Tuesday after practice at Imperial College. "I haven't been to sleep. We got in [Monday] and honestly, I slept for like five or six hours and I've been up ever since. I didn't even go to sleep [Monday] night. I'm on fumes right now."
And why not? As Rod Boone writes...
"Just get a load of the Nets' itinerary since Friday's double-overtime victory over the Heat: landed in Toronto at 4 a.m. Saturday; got stuck on the tarmac heading home late Saturday night and arrived in Newark at 5:15 a.m. Sunday; then turned around and hopped on a lengthy flight here Sunday evening."
Paul Pierce was more positive, saying it's all about balance. "It's a great position, getting opportunities to come to London in the middle of the season as part of the NBA. So you've got to have time to yourself to enjoy what you are able to do. Not a lot of people have this opportunity, so you've got to enjoy it while you can."
- Nets in a London fog after their bloody-awful traveling schedule - Rod Boone - Newsday
- Notes from London: Deron, Kirilenko and NBA in Europe - Rod Boone - Newsday
- Jet-lagged Nets struggle with fatigue in London ahead of Hawks game - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- London remains in fog over Nets-Hawks showdown - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Kidd glad Deron Williams stayed home to rest ankles - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
Road-weary Nets are sleepless in London - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Garnett Lives His Soccer Dream - John F. Burns - New York Times
- Kevin Garnett meets Chelsea FC (Slideshow) - Brooklyn Nets
- Nets Practice in London (Video) - Brooklyn Nets
- Nets Arrive for Team Photo (Slideshow) - Brooklyn Nets
- Best NBA cities to visit with Ian Eagle & Jim Spanarkel (Video) - Brooklyn Nets