NBA: Attacked by a fan, Batum responds curtly
A few months after announcing his package for the Euro, Nicolas Batum finds himself in the heart of a small controversy. Some fans blame him for his absence on the court when he is with the players at the moment. In the process, the Los Angeles Clippers player responded on his Twitter account.
In a month, theFrench team basketball will land in Germany to compete in theEuro. One year after obtaining a very fine silver medal at the Games Olympicsthem Blues have the ambition to win this European championship. Nevertheless, the men of Vincent Collet will have to be wary because there are quality opponents. Greece, Slovenia, Germany and of course Spain will want to go all the way. But given the current form, France is necessarily the favorite.
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Especially after such Olympic Games. Asked this Tuesday at a press conference about the ambitions of Blues, Rudy Gobert warned everyone: The objective is not simple, but it is clear. I’m tired of bronze medals (2019 World Cup in China) and silver (2021 Olympics). We are here for the gold “. Right in the middle of the Joël Embiid rumour, the Blues will have to be at least at the same level as last summer. And they won’t be able to count on Nando De Coloneither Nicholas Batum…
Nicolas Batum will not be there
batum announced the news a few months ago. Captain of theFrench team and symbol of this team, the player of the Clippers is the one who qualified the Blues in the final of Olympic Games thanks to his exceptional counter against Slovenia. One year later, Nicholas Batum prefers to pass. ” There’s a huge season ahead of me with the Clippers next year. This may be my only chance to go all the way. It was a reflection, a discussion. There are also the Olympic Games to incorporate, and the France team there will be changes in roles, positions “, he explained in an interview with First Team. batum knows full well that his adventure in NBA coming to an end. Even if he has just extended two seasons with the Clippers, Batman as it is dubbed is not guaranteed to continue past 2024.
The guys and Vincent understand my decision, made on personal and professional criteria, and they want me to continue to keep a link with the team and to come and see them. So I will continue to support them and go to visit them. https://t.co/8GJ210D68u
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) August 2, 2022
His decision makes people talk, Batum replies
He therefore decided to ignore the Blues this summer, a controversial decision. Present alongside his teammates this Tuesday in training, Nicholas batum has been heavily criticized on Twitter. Without delay, the winger Clippers replied : ” The guys and Vincent understand my decision, made on personal and professional criteria, and they want me to continue to keep a link with the team and to come and see them. So I will continue to support them and go to visit them “. Critics or not Nicholas Batum has no plans to stop his short escapades in French team. And as always, the 34-year-old will only hope for one thing: that the Blues triumph, nine years after the last Euro win.