Olympiacos point guard Vassilis Spanoulis spoke about an unsuccessful attempt to play in the NBA club Houston rockets in the 2006/2007 season.
“Everyone sees you in one capacity or another, but you go there and start from scratch. You need to prove who you are from the very beginning. I realized my dream, I saw something. What I wouldn’t do again is blindly go somewhere without knowing where I’m going or who I’m going to play with. I was 24 when I came to Houston. I’ve been playing in the Euroleague and the national team for a year now. I came there to play. I think it’s a bit biased when the coach says that you won’t play without even seeing you in action. This is not very fair when you had a completely different conversation before. This is a wrong agreement between people. Coach Stan van Gundy has already built a team without me. I didn’t know that. Everything was wrong. I was so disappointed. I took it as a mockery. I was at an age when I really wanted to play. But it didn’t mean anything”, — quotes the words Spanoulis Eurohoops.
Spanoulis appeared in 31 games for the Houston rockets during the 2006/2007 season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 assists. He also played three minutes in the playoff game and scored 4 points. In inter-season period-2007 Spanoulis traded in the “San Antonio spurs”, which expelled him in a few days. The point guard returned to Greece, where he currently plays for Olympiacos.
Jokic responded to an attack from Beverly
Denver nuggets center Nikola Jokic does not consider the attack on his address by Los Angeles clippers point guard Patrick Beverley justified.
“What’s the big deal? They had 26 free throws, we had 10. I just show the referee that it’s a foul, ” fadeaway World quoted Jokic as saying.
Beverly named one trait that unites Denver nuggets player Nikola Jokic with Dallas Mavericks defenseman Luka Doncic.
“Jokic does the same thing as Luka Doncic: he talks a lot. He puts a lot of pressure on the judges to make the right decisions, ” Beverly said.
Recall that the Los Angeles clippers in the third game of the semifinal series of the NBA Western conference playoffs beat the Denver nuggets with a score of 113: 107 and leads the opposition-2-1. Jokic had a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds in the game.