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Thierry Henry is going to appear in a new basketball game

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David Cornish
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He scored 284 goals in a career spanning five clubs across five countries. He played for France 123 times, tallying a further 53 goals, and adding a European Championship and World Cup to some 20 domestic trophies. 

You'd think Thierry Henry would be content to slide gracefully toward a lucrative career of punditry and management - but no, the greatest footballer to have ever lived (this might have been written by an Arsenal fan) is set to further his legacy in a new realm: Basketball. Specifically, the new video game, NBA 2K17.

A huge fan of San Antonio Spurs (oh the irony), the new NBA title sees Henry appear in its 'Blacktop mode' - a street basketball feature that lets you vary play between team sizes ranging from 1v1 to 5v5. 

"Being a basketball and NBA fan since I was a kid, I'm honoured to be the first football player ever to be playable in NBA 2K17," said the football deity in a press release. "Seeing myself go toe to toe with the legends of the sport is an amazing feeling."

We won't stoop to the obvious "Well we saw how good he was with his hands against Ireland, eh?!" gags. We're above that. You do what you want, Thierry, there's a good chap. We look forward to seeing you on the courts when NBA 2K17 arrives on 16 September.

Oh fine. Here's that example of his handling skills.

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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