British Basketball League: Drew Sullivan ready for red-hot reception
Last Updated: 07/01/16 4:39pm
Great Britain captain Drew Sullivan is ready for a red-hot reception when he returns to London Lions on Friday in the first British Basketball League (BBL) game to be streamed live and for free on SkySports.com.
Sullivan is heading back to the Copper Box Arena with Leicester Riders, having left Lions at the end of last season.
The veteran, who earned an unprecedented 100th cap for his country last summer, is expecting a potentially hostile reception at the Olympic Park venue when the high-flying Riders step out for what promises to be a spicy BBL Trophy clash.
There may be some boos and jeering, but it won't bother me as I'm only concerned with winning - that's my mind-set.
"There may be some boos and jeering, but it won't bother me as I'm only concerned with winning - that's my mind-set," insisted Sullivan.
"I always play the same way and try to help my team no matter who I'm up against, so it won't be difficult going up against a former team."
Both sides met at the semi-final stage of the competition last season, with Leicester prevailing before finishing as runners-up to current BBL Championship leaders Newcastle Eagles.
Sullivan is looking forward to the first round encounter and believes online viewers could be in for a treat.
"It should be an entertaining game and that's exactly what the fans want to see," he said.
"Having Sky on board is fantastic and hopefully there will be a lot of people viewing, which will help massively.
"The best way to push the league is by having televised games so it's a great opportunity."
The knock-out format could prove ideal preparation for Leicester ahead of their BBL Cup Final showdown with Newcastle on Sunday 17 January at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham - another game which will be available live on SkySports.com