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Boris Diaw confirmed on Twitter that he wants to play in FIBA World Cup in Spain next summer. The Spurs forward won the gold medal at Eurobasket last September with French National Team. Sportando

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With the Spurs, Diaw has close friends and France teammates Tony Parker and Nando de Colo, Gregg Popovich, a stable organization and, most importantly, another opportunity to make a championship run. The seven-game Finals defeat to the Miami Heat disappointed Diaw into the EuroBasket tournament – leading to the conclusion that exercising the option was a no-brainer. “It was an easy decision coming back,” Diaw told RealGM. “In the Finals, we were so close. I wanted to go again and come back with this team. It’s been a great season this year, and we play a good style of basketball and we’ll get another shot together.” RealGM

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Spurs forward Boris Diaw, one of the team’s more fashionable dressers, was amused by Pacers center Roy Hibbert’s use of “almond cookie” lotion. “Almond cookie?” Diaw said. “Is that for real?” Diaw actually uses lotion during games, but its use has nothing to do with making himself smell good. “My hands don’t sweat,” he explained, “so I use Vaseline Intensive Care (lotion) to keep them moist. Otherwise, I can’t grip the ball.” San Antonio Express-News

November 25, 2013 Updates

Reserve forward Boris Diaw, whose resurgent play this season has been a key to the Spurs’ Foreign Legion bench unit, will be available tonight against New Orleans after missing Saturday’s rout of Cleveland with a right rib contusion. Diaw was injured Friday at Memphis during a fall into the baseline camera equipment. That drew an exasperated response from head coach Gregg Popovich, who again called on the NBA to adjust its courtside layout. San Antonio Express-News

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From the earliest days of the fabled Zarko Paspalj era in the late 1980s, the Spurs have been at the forefront of international scouting. No surprise, then, that they once again have the most players born outside the continental United States, breaking their own NBA record with 10: Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tony Parker (France, by way of Belgium), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Boris Diaw (France), Marco Belinelli (Italy), Nando De Colo (France), Patty Mills (Australia), Cory Joseph (Canada), Aron Baynes (Australia, by way of New Zealand). San Antonio Express-News

September 23, 2013 Updates

"Man, 13 years and I'm still chasing. It's because of you." That's how long Parker and Boris Diaw had been pursuing this goal, a gold to match the one they won together in the Under-18 European Championships. "Step by step, that's the normal way," Diaw said. "It's tough overnight to get the gold. That's what we've been doing for 10 years. We got better and better. First we got the bronze. Then the silver." And now this. ESPN.com

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Two possessions later, Parker drove right into traffic, into the hands of Rodriguez. Off went Calderon, into the corner, a shot curling through the air, as the buzzer prepared to sound. Collet, like everyone, just watched and gasped. "You just hope," he thought. "For sure, we could lose it." But this time, they did not. When overtime ended, the weight of past failure was lifted off French shoulders. Mickael Gelabale offered Diaw a high five. Not enough, he thought. The pair embraced. And then, as a team, they went into a huddle, as Spanish heads bowed around them. Diaw spoke up. "Yes," he said, "be happy we're going to the final. But now we've got one more important game." For a few minutes, before thoughts turned to Lithuania, they soaked up the moment and savored the slaying of their nemesis. And why not? "We finally beat this team," Batum smiled. "This team have given us so many nightmare, breaking our dream every time. We wanted this win, we wanted this game. We finally did it." ESPN.com

August 27, 2013 Updates

How good do you think Kawhi Leonard can be? Boris Diaw: He's great. I think he's going to be an All-Star one day. He's got it all, he can do everything on the court: plays defense, gets rebounds and he can score. Everything. HoopsHype

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