Egyptian-American basketball player, Abdel Nader, who plays for NBA’s Boston Celtics is now eligible to represent the Egyptian basketball team. The Egyptian born, who was added to the Celtics roster ahead of the 2017/2018 season opener after being named NBA-G league Rookie of the Year for the 2016/2017 season, agreed to represent Egypt in the second phase of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup African qualifications.
“It’s an American story, something I’m very proud of, the work that my grandparents did,” Kerr said. “It just seemed like a time when Americans were really helping around the world, and one of the reasons we were beloved was the amount of help we provided, whether it was after World War I, like my grandparents, or World War II. I’m sort of nostalgic for that sort of perception. We were the good guys. I felt it growing up, when I was living in Egypt, when I was overseas. Americans were revered in much of the Middle East. And it’s just so sad what has happened to us the last few decades.”
21 Jul 11