• Finalizado
    FINAL
    2015-09-12
    Argentina 71
    Venezuela 76
  • Finalizado
    BRONCE
    2015-09-12
    Mexico 86
    Canada 87
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Argentina 78
    Mexico 70
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Canada 78
    Venezuela 79
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Mexico 95
    Argentina 83
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Uruguay 69
    Puerto Rico 80
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Dominicana 103
    Canada 120
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Panama 62
    Venezuela 75
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Mexico 73
    Canada 94
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Panama 71
    Puerto Rico 78
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Venezuela 75
    Uruguay 77
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Argentina 92
    Dominicana 84

End of the Golden Generation


After the friendly tournament in Buenos Aires and the last game in Bahia Blanca, coach Julio Lamas gave the final list of twelve names of the World Cup in Spain, which will start on August 30. It will be the last in which names of the so-called "Golden Generation" will appear.

The most important names, based on their experience in such international competitions are the point guard Pablo Prigioni (New York Knicks) and center Luis Scola (Indiana Pacers). In turn, forwards Walter Herrmann (Atenas de Cordoba) and Andres Nocioni (Real Madrid) are coming back after their leaves in Turkey 2010.

The above will be a key factor for bringing the Argentine flag to the top, honoring the absence of veterans like injured Juan Gutiérrez, Emanuel Ginobili and Carlos Delfino.

On the other hand, there will be six debutants in World Championships as point guards Facundo Campazzo (formerly in Peñarol and recently acquired by Real Madrid) and Nicolas Laprovittola (Flamengo, Brazil), shooting guard Selem Safar (Obras Sanitarias), power forward Matías Bortolin (Atenas de Cordoba) and centers Marcos Delía (Obras Sanitarias) and Tayavek Gallizzi (Quilmes Mar del Plata) . It will be an unforgettable experience for each one of them but also a huge responsibility, due to the lack of experience in national teams and the logical climate of uncertainty. Remains to be seen if they are up to the circumstances.

The remaining participants who represent the Albiceleste collectively are forwards Leonardo Gutierrez, a legend, currently in Peñarol de Mar del Plata, and Marcos Mata, a combo guard currently in the Brazilian league, in Franca.

In conclusion, a competition that invites the illusion of a whole country that will support these twelve gladiators who will give its best for their country. The table is set, the moment of truth arrived.
Federico Koniszczer (@konifede)

Lecturas: 124 - 2014-08-12