World Football

Mesut Ozil Has Been Hanging with USA Basketball Stars Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 31: Kevin Durant #52 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team poses for a photo with Mesut Özil of the German National Soccer Team after practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 31, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images
Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 1, 2014

Mesut Ozil is celebrating winning the World Cup with a bit of relaxation in the United States, and he just happened across the men's basketball team to shoot some hoops with them.

As the American team warms up in Las Vegas for their own World Cup, which takes place in Spain at the end of the month, Ozil just kicked back, hit a few jump shots and got his picture taken with the likes of Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.

Ozil, along with Germany team-mates Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski, has been given an extended break by Arsenal before he returns to club duty.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices