NBA exporter Jakob Pöltl was pleased that the path to Olympic gold did not take place in the park for American basketball players.
The team topped the match against France in Tokyo, but retaliated in the final and won its fourth consecutive Olympic victory.
“In the end they deserve to win,” Bald told the APA on Monday. “But it’s always nice to see international basketball become more and more popular.”
France and Australia, 25, of San Antonio Spurs, were strong and really challenged the United States. In the case of the American-Americans who are overseen by his club coach Greg Popovich, “it would be amazing if they actually took it back to get inside”.
Kevin Durant’s class
In the end, however, the class of players like Kevin Durand prevailed. “He may be the best basketball player in the world, but he’s definitely somewhere in the top three,” Baldell said. “You can see it on the field – at the NBA or at the Olympics.”
Baldle said he was already in contact with his former teammate, Patty Mills, who took Australia to the Olympic bronze. Mills scored 42 points against Slovenia alone.
“I’m glad he was able to show what he can do after a season when he’s not very comfortable.” The 32-year-old left San Antonio nine years later to chase an NBA title with Durand in the Brooklyn Nets — a disgrace to Baltal. “He’s one of my favorite teammates for many years.”
New competitor from Australia
In return he gets a new co-worker from Australia – even in his position. Jack Landell led Melbourne United to the title before being shown at the Olympics as the most valuable player (MVP) of the leading series in the strong Australian League.
Baldley is still unaware of the center, which is said to have been signed in San Antonio for two years and is ten days younger than him.
“But I saw he played well for the national team. Balt himself is preparing for his fourth, fourth and sixth NBA season at Spurs in Vienna until Thursday.
Text: © APA
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