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Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
Position: None
Born: 11/30/79
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
The rookie didn’t do so out of disrespect or disinterest. Greeting James just never dawned on Nocioni, who stared straight ahead with the manic intensity that unspooled with his all-over-the-court play in the ensuing minutes. “I’m not scared of these guys at all,” Nocioni told me that night. “They are great players, and I need to play better defense. But I will work hard.”
Storyline: Andres Nocioni Retirement
“I’m very happy that I took part in an historical cycle. This was unthinkable to me,” Nocioni said. “I thought about being in the Olympic Games once, and now I’m retiring with four, there is no way to explain this rationally. When I was a little kid everything I just wanted was to defend this jersey and play a South American (championship). It’s incredible, it just has been an incredible career.”
Andres Nocioni, a scrappy, ornery forward known mostly for his time with the Chicago Bulls, is four years removed from his last NBA game but showed that he’s still got game as he recorded a tournament-high 37 points with eight 3-pointers, including a ridiculous, fading bomb from the left corner to force the first overtime. Argentina needed Nocioni’s heroics in a game in which Scola fouled out and Ginobili struggled to even hit the rim on some shots. Afterward, Nocioni was asked if the win against the team he called “our eternal rival” was any more special since it might be the final ride with his long-time teammates and he laughed. “It was the last ride four years ago,” Nocioni said. “Maybe we coming back in Tokyo. You never know.”