Today, we take another look at the blogs written by those ballers playing in or coming from Europe. Nicolas Batum, currently playing his first season in the NBA, is sharing his thoughts with his French fans and made quite a nice statement in his blog on Basketsession:
In fact, the thing about the guys I have to guard, Wade, Hamilton, T-Mac, is that I can anticipate what they do as I have seen them play so often. This has helped me very much when I took Wade down to 12 points only. I don’t fear them at all. I feared defending Ricardo Greer of Nancy more than taking on Dwyane Wade.
I saw that I put him in trouble when he voluntarily hit me with his elbow in my face. That made me laugh: I was happy because this meant that I was doing well.
It seems like Nicolas has really entered the NBA right now, but there is one guy that can put him in big trouble though.
By the way, the day when I really struggled, when I had to fight but I could not do anything, it was against Peja Stojakovic. Believe me: he is unstoppable, he shoots too quick.