The Pacers made it safely to London after leaving Indy Sunday evening and landing on Monday mid-morning London time. If all goes as planned, everyone was able to get some decent sleep on the flight which should help jump-start the time zone jump.
We’ll try to keep track of what’s going on via social media. It appears those in the traveling party that did sleep were out and about enjoying the sights after arriving.
As for the players, they be doing much until after practicing and taking care of some NBA duties, although I’ve seen conflicting info on whether they are practicing today after crossing the pond overnight. As Nate McMillan said, this is a business trip for the team so they will likely do some type of work even if it is not a full on-court practice.
Here’s a group waiting to board the plane in Indy.
Kevin Seraphin and Myles Turner marked the landing in London with a simple tweets. Always good to know the plane landed safely.
London— kevin seraphin (@kslife7) January 9, 2017
What up London! Just touched down!— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) January 9, 2017
The NBA also caught the arrival of the Pacers at at their hotel in London.
Welcome to London @Yg_Trece! #NBALondon ☁️ ☁️ pic.twitter.com/TH6343CFOo— NBA UK (@NBAUK) January 9, 2017
The NBA has a few extra tasks in store for the Pacers as they promote the game in London.
Ready for some @Pacers signatures! #NBALondon pic.twitter.com/cELLgWId8Z— NBA UK (@NBAUK) January 9, 2017
Eddie White’s sharing trip highlights with Lil’ Slick on Instagram, so follow along on Eddie’s always entertaining feed.
The Nuggets also arrived safely.
Now let's get this show on the road!#NBALondon #Nuggets pic.twitter.com/BhDTd0JbYD— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 9, 2017
Oh, yeah and the Airport Squad was in full effect sending off the Pacers despite frigid temps. Well done!
@Mark_J_Boyle thanks for hanging out! pic.twitter.com/wC9GNHpoYZ— Ron Craft (@TheAirportSquad) January 8, 2017
Also, check out the latest episode of Locked on Pacers where we discuss the Pacers pushing their winning streak to five games and how they can take advantage of the trip to London creating a unique scheduling circumstance for the team.