PSG’s Mbappe and Hakimi meet Kyrie and KD after Nets win

With the 2022 World Cup now firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s nice to see Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi putting their respective international heartaches behind them as the Paris Saint-Germain teammates took part in a little NBA action together in New York on Monday. .

The Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs 139-103 to win their 12th straight game, the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.

In the Barclays Center crowd were Mbappe and Hakimi, and it wasn’t long before ESPN cameras spotted the pair enjoying their on-pitch view of the action.

Kyrie Irving was in fine form for the Nets and led with 27 points and eight rebounds while Kevin Durant held on with 25 points and 11 assists. They then had the pleasure of meeting Mbappe and Hakimi after the game, even swapping shirts with their footballing counterparts.

Mbappe’s France were responsible for ending Morocco’s outstanding run at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as Blues eliminated Hakimi’s team in the semi-finals. Mbappe then became the first man to score three goals in a World Cup final since 1966, but was on the losing side against Argentina – along with another of his PSG team-mates, Lionel Messi – after a penalty shootout at the dramatic goal.

Despite all that, the pair seemed to be in good spirits as they were treated to the VIP experience in New York, even having access to the locker room for head coach Jacque Vaughn’s post-match debriefing.

Mbappe and Hakimi have played together for PSG since the end of the World Cup, the former returning to action to score a late winner in a 2-1 Ligue 1 victory over Strasbourg on December 28 before the two only played the full 90 minutes in a dismal 3-1 defeat at Lens four days later.

Next up for PSG is a Coupe de France clash against third-division LB Chateauroux on January 6, for which coach Christophe Galtier may decide to give some of his star players a bit more rest after the Coupe de France. world.

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