Showdown in Chinatown: Thierry Henry (Barca), Ryan Babel (Liverpool), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea) play in the annual New York pick-up game (video)

An eclectic mix of NBA and football stars came together in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for the second annual “Showdown in Chinatown” last Wednesday – an 8-a-side charity football match run by Claudio Reyna and Steve Nash.

Calling on their buddies from the world of sports, NBA stars Tony Parker, Grant Hill, Chris Bosh and Nash joined footballers Thierry Henry, Salomon Kalou, Javier Zanetti, Mathieu Flamini, Ivan Cordoba, Edgar Davids and Adrian Mutu for the most glitzy pick-up game on the planet.

Highlights from the event including interviews with some of the stars involved can be seen here.


A CNN report into the “Showdown in Chinatown,” interviewing host Steve Nash and showing clips from the event, can be seen here.