Mason Mount follows Declan Rice by nailing backwards hoop shot at the first attempt – Asia Despatch

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Mason Mount follows Declan Rice by nailing backwards hoop shot at the first attempt as the Chelsea and West Ham stars continue to enjoy their summer break in Mykonos after Euro 2020 heartbreak

  • Mason Mount followed Declan Rice by executing a perfect backwards hoop shot 
  • The pair swapped football for basketball on the Greek island of Mykonos 
  • Rice nailed a trick-shot, throwing the ball over his head into the hoop 
  • Mount then replicated his friend by repeating the trick at the first attempt

Mason Mount was not going to be outdone by best mate Declan Rice after the West Ham star showed off his basketball skills during their summer holiday.

The England stars are enjoying some down time on the Greek island of Mykonos after a heartbreaking end to their Euro 2020 campaign.

After the West Ham midfielder shared a video of him perfectly executing a backwards hoop shot on board their yacht, Chelsea star Mount took on the challenge of replicating his international team-mate.

Mason Mount took up the challenge of replicating Declan Rice's backwards hoop shot

Rice shared a video of him perfectly executing the basketball trick

Mason Mount (left) took up the challenge of replicating Declan Rice’s backwards hoop shot

Just like Rice, Mount, who was sporting a Kobe Bryant LA Lakers shirt, executed the shot perfectly at the first attempt. 

The pair were seen combining for a trick shot earlier in their holiday and have also been soaking up the sun with their fellow England internationals.  

They were seen singing along to Neil Diamond’s hit Sweet Caroline with Luke Shaw and Kyle Walker at a restaurant over the weekend. 

Mount's effort went straight into the hoot

The Chelsea star celebrated the perfect shot

Moutn celebrates his trick shot on board the yacht after his effort went straight in

Rice, Mount and Shaw continued their summer break on board a yacht with the West Ham midfielder and Chelsea midfielder shooting some hoops.

The Hammers man uploaded a clip of himself and close friend Mount exchanging a one-two before Rice, sporting a Chicago Bulls ‘Deccers 23’ jersey, finishes off the move with a lay-up.

Rice also uploaded a clip of himself executing the perfect backwards trick-shot with a swish.

The 22-year-old also posted a picture alongside Mount and Luke Shaw (R) on the boat

The 22-year-old also posted a picture alongside Mount and Luke Shaw (R) on the boat

FOOTBALL STARS’ MYKONOS HOTSPOT 

Principote Beach Club: Mason Mount spotted drinking there on Thursday with Love Island’s Josh Denzel

Nusr-et Mykonos: ‘Salt Bae’ restaurant where Kalvin Phillips and Ben White ate on Thursday night. Kylian Mbappe and Roberto Mancini have eaten there before

Santanna Mykonos: Beach club where Harry Maguire was drinking with Marcus Rashford and Brandon Williams before his arrest in August 2020

Cosi Bar: A lively venue which Maguire attended before his 2020 incident 

Bonbonniere Mykonos: Another bar where Maguire was seen drinking before his arrest 

Nammos Mykonos: Said to have hosted Dortmund striker Erling Haaland where he splashed splashed €500,000 on a meal with a €30,000 tip

The 22-year-old also posted a picture alongside Mount and Shaw on the boat with the caption ‘holiday vibes’ on Sunday. 

Rice, Mount and Shaw were seen sat down at a long table enjoying a meal, while a version of Diamond’s famous song was played out over the sound system, with Shaw and Mount banging the table in time to the beat on Saturday.

As the pre-chorus started, a topless Walker, holding his shirt in one hand, came over to the table with his arms outstretched, encouraging his team-mates to sing along.

Mount then joined in, as Shaw laughed and Walker waved his shirt around his head. Mount and Walker sang the chorus joyously while Rice filmed the singing on his phone.

Former Love Island contestant Josh Denzel, who was the main presenter of the daily Three Lions show that was run by the official England media team throughout the tournament, gained a friendly rapport with several players while interviewing them during the tournament and he was also at the table filming. 

Sweet Caroline became the unofficial anthem of Euro 2020 – and the soundtrack to England’s summer – when Gareth Southgate’s players went over to the fans and belted out the song inside Wembley after beating Denmark in the semi-final.

Sportsmail reported on Friday that several other Three Lions players had jetted off to Mykonos on a lads’ holiday to cure their Euro heartache, with Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips, Ben Chilwell and Ben White also travelling there.

While England forwards Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, soon-to-be team-mates at Manchester United, went to the Caribbean destination of Turks and Caicos after both spoke out against the vile racist abuse they received after the Euro final following their missed penalties.  

Rashford was pictured on board a private jet as he looks to relax ahead of the new season

Sancho is set to become a team-mate of Rashford at Manchester United after completing a medical

Marcus Rashford (above left) and Jadon Sancho (right) have jetted off on holiday together to the Turks and Caicos islands

HARRY MAGUIRE’S 2020 MYKONOS NIGHTMARE

Harry Maguire was arrested by a team of undercover police drafted in from mainland Greece to target organised crime in Mykonos last summer.

The incident was sparked after claims that the England star’s sister had been injected with a substance by two Albanian men as they waited for a minibus in the Fabrika part of the island. As a result a brawl broke out – including his brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman. 

The 28-year-old – who was found guilty of assaulting and trying to bribe Greek police – denied the accusations and claimed he was the victim just hours after the court ruling. 

Maguire also told the Asia Despatch that he thought he was being kidnapped by fake police in Mykonos and that he tried to run away ‘in fear for his life’ after they hit him in the legs and told him he ‘won’t play again’. 

Maguire launched an immediate appeal after being given a suspended prison sentence for his part in the brawl on the holiday island.  Under Greek law, an appeal will see Maguire given a retrial with the higher tribunal having up to eight years to hear the case.

Despite the fact the legal proceedings could take place as late as 2028,  Panaghiotis Poulios – the island’s chief prosecutor – has said he wants the case to closed sooner rather than later.  

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