“It would be amazing to win Euroleague. But it is going to be difficult. CSKA Moscow is a powerhouse, there are Olympiacos, Real Madrid and five other teams. But for this goal some players of our team have decided to stay instead of signing in the NBA, like Vesely or Bogdanovic. I had two interesting offers from the NBA during the summer but for one more year I will remain with Fenerbahce. This is the most interesting basketball. Then we’ll see” Datome said.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: David Blatt confirms to me tonight that he accepted Cavaliers offer of championship ring. “(Cleveland) offered and I graciously accepted because they presented it to me in a way that was very respecful. The Cavaliers wanted to give me a ring because the organization felt that I contributed to the championship. It’s not my championship, I recognize that, but I also feel that I did something there, and I graciously accepted because it was a gracois offer on their part. The big thing for me was that I felt that they felt that it was earned, not given, therefore I was happy to accept.” https://t.co/5Y50qxWn3x
Gibson also has played in Turkey, Israel, Italy and Iran. Iran? “I was there for 37 days,” he said. “It was OK. The people were nice. It wasn’t like it looks on TV. Going over there, I was (worried). But once I got there, it was OK.” Iran also was where he had one of the weirdest experiences of his overseas travels. “I was walking through a big crowd and somebody took my shoes out of my backpack – while it was on my back,” he said. “The fans are into it over there. Soccer is No. 1, but basketball is No. 2 there.”