Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been enjoying his mid-season break by dedicating his time to his second favourite sport, basketball.

The Frenchman, who is a keen follower of the NBA, recently met with Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid and even seized the opportunity to get a photo with the Cameroonian basketball player.

Griezmann – clearly ecstatic – was given a 76ers jersey baring Embiid’s name, while the NBA star was presented with an ​Atletico shirt with his name on.

The contrast in emotions between the two seems uncanny, and this isn’t the first time Griezzman’s shown his love for basketball.

There was some ​controversy surrounding Griezmann’s decision to colour his face – when dressing up as a basketball player - as part of a fancy dress costume, to which he quickly apologised for.

Griezzman will have to put his passion for basketball aside come the new year, as he prepares for a ​La Liga match against Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid are nine points behind leaders ​Barcelona - who recently got the better of fellow rivals Real Madrid in a 3-0 win.