Sergio Busquets shows what may have become of him had he not dedicated his life to soccer / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The Barça players exchanged soccer for basketball. At least for a day. They honed their skills on court at the American University before their first training session after travelling to Washington.

No NBA teams are likely to try to tempt them to change sport on a more permanent basis, but several members of the squad showed that they can more than hold their own on the basketball court. Goalkeeper Jordi Masip, who produced a fine slam-dunk, has clearly played the game before. Even head coach Luis Enrique Martínez joined in, and his fine 3-point throw was evidence that he is no stranger to shooting hoops either.


FC Barcelona players play basketball at... por fcbarcelona