Boston’s Grant Williams names his ideal 5-vs-5 soccer team made up of NBA players

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While for many years the sport of soccer — or association football, as it is sometimes called abroad — had languished as among the least popular in the US despite its global dominance elsewhere, the sport is slowly catching on in the United States.

And perhaps most strongly among fans of NBA basketball given the similarities the two sports share in how the game is played. Ever among the Boston Celtics’ more cerebral players, Celtics reserve forward Grant Williams recently sat down and came up with the NBA players he would draw on if he ever had to put together a 5-on-5 soccer match using only players from his league.

The Boston big man very nearly got through his entire list without adding a Celtics player but corrected that oversight before he finished up.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what players (and positions) he envisions some of his NBA peers excelling at on the pitch.

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