Euroleague fans are already disappointed that no Euroleague team will play an NBA team this summer. We still don’t know any reasons for this decision by the Euroleague and NBA, since it would be good competition this year, right?
Since the Euroleague is still not the most interesting league for the average basketball fan, people are really interested in seeing their stars from the United States. As we know and reoprted a few months ago, the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Hornets, Miami Heat and New Jersey Nets will come to Europe to play one another.
Here are the tour dates again:
Paris, Thursday, October 9th: Miami Heat – New Jersey Nets
London, Sunday, October 12th: New Jersey Nets – Miami Heat
Berlin, Tuesday, October 14th: Washington Wizards – New Orleans Hornets
Bacrelona, Friday, October 17th. New Orleans Hornets – Washington Wizards
Especially the second pair of the Wizards and the Hornets seem to be interesting games, since people and NBA fans get to see a great point guard plus another great player and of course personality: Gilbert Arenas!
Well, not so fast.
As has been reported, Gilbert won’t play in Berlin, Barcelona, the Wizards training camp, and even the first month of the NBA regular season. Once again, Gilbert has to have surgery on his knee.
I don’t know about you, but I would have loved to see Gilbert in action and not again on the sidelines. I am sure official partner adidas is not excited about this either, since Gilbert is under contract with them and the Gilbert’s last attempt to promote his sneakers failed badly – again because he was hurt…