what we preferred and what we did not like

EuroBasket 2022 closed its doorways on Sunday with a irritating France-Spain closing misplaced by the Blues. Regardless of every thing, the match was significantly enjoyable and full of various and various feelings. Right here, in bulk, what we’ve held again from these two weeks of competitors.

We preferred: The big match that the Poles needed to do earlier than enjoying in opposition to France. Given the hangover that they had and which allowed us to go to the ultimate, we might have preferred to have attended the occasion with them, Warszawa Model.

We didn’t like: That is the impression of seeing France-Spain itself for 15 years, with a space-time error in 2013 that allowed us to face La Roja with out Sergio Scariolo. The man has the identical psychological rise on Vincent Collet as Mike Tyson on a featherweight. 6 to 0 for Scariolo within the official races.

We didn’t like: The truth that EVERYONE informed the Blues to cease shedding balls in a large number, however within the closing they nonetheless ruined 20 possessions (TWENTY!). Insanity is all the time doing the identical factor however anticipating a special outcome …

We preferred: Terrence Tarpey, third of the identify, emperor of the Kingdom of France and Navarre (oh no, shit, one other victory for these cursed Spaniards …). The Le Mans captain walked within the again door to discover a spot on Vincent Collet’s roster and immediately we will now not think about dwelling with out him.

Tarpey is the participant who has made probably the most interceptions on this EuroBasket 2022, all of the groups mixed. He additionally turned the Plus / Minus King, with a staggering differential in each recreation for Les Bleus (nonetheless the one constructive within the closing). We additionally need his shirt that’s promoting so effectively.

We preferred: The abundance of unlikely eventualities (sure, we did Latin in faculty, keskiya ?!) on this EuroBasket 2022 stuffed with twists and drama. Total, it was reasonably in favor of the Blues, who had been reasonably impressed by the London Braqueuses to advance within the match.

We preferred: Giannis Antetokounmpo. For his stage of play, in fact, he who was elected among the many high 5 of the match regardless of his incapacity to guide Greece past the quarter-finals. But in addition, and nearly above all, as a result of he has shut his mouth to boos all through the competitors regardless of his standing as a world famous person and a two-time NBA MVP. You recognize the place we come from …

We didn’t like: Luca Doncic the insufferable. In contrast to what Giannis noticed, Luka’s relationship with the referee is more and more irritating, to not point out fully insufferable for a spectator, even a fan of him. Whether or not he outrageously dominates the video games (he is aware of who is aware of what was the case with this Euro) or is in hassle, the Slovenian is consistently in dialogue and Calimero syndrome.

The character of his recreation causes him to make errors, generally gross, it should be acknowledged. However going this far by pretending that there’s a conspiracy in opposition to him or the will to hurt him is exhausting and infuriating. That is in all probability what prevents him immediately from being completely adored and already thought-about the perfect participant on the earth.

France-Spain: the notes of the Blues – EuroBasket 2022

We preferred: Luca Doncic the chic. As a result of sure, regardless of what we mentioned above, what the hell is cool. His solo numbers, performances and supernatural strokes took his nation to the quarter-finals, with a 47-point match in opposition to the French crew (a twenty first century report). While you handle to place apart your habits with referees, it typically touches the divine once more …

We didn’t like: Arbitration on this match. Let’s begin by saying that unhealthy refereeing isn’t liable for 99.9% of a crew’s defeat or victory. Merely, if solely from the perspective of the viewer and the sense of equity, it’s even higher whenever you wouldn’t have parodies like those we’ve seen throughout this Euro.

There have been nonetheless three referees fired from the match (El) manu militare for a mistake throughout Lithuania-Germany, a really informal and loopy use of video and variable geometry therapy relying on the fame of the gamers. Nothing extraordinarily new beneath the solar, however it’s nonetheless heartbreaking.

We preferred: the truth that there are not any smaller groups anymore. As we’ve seen, Spain additionally misplaced a gaggle match in opposition to Belgium. With all due respect to our neighbors, just a few years in the past we might not have thought this attainable. Seeing Poland, Finland and the Czech Republic, to call simply these three, doing massive competitions the place up to now they might have taken monstrous costs, could be very promising.

There was a guiding thought and recreation intentions behind every crew. The extent of EuroBasket 2022 was already very excessive and can solely improve because it grows.

We preferred: Franz Wagner’s hatching on the highest stage, wonderful with Germany according to his nice rookie season. We won’t wait to see what occurs within the NBA. Oh shit, no, he performs G League in Orlando …

We preferred: one other, extra discreet outbreak, that of Deni Avdija. Israel didn’t make it by means of the primary spherical by shedding the final group match in opposition to the Czech Republic, however Avdija proved to be the crew boss. His duel with Lauri Markkanen in opposition to Finland and his wonderful general stage, with course, scoring and protection, is nice information for the Wizards.

We preferred: Guerschon Yabusele. The Dancing Bear was top-of-the-line French gamers on this match, if not the perfect. The previous Celtic has an increasing number of confidence in himself and within the attacking recreation than him. Semi-provocative query: Past the opinion we might have about Joel Embiid’s naturalization, do we actually need to see fewer Guerschon on the sphere?

We preferred: Heatstroke of Thomas Heurtel. Edwin Jackson summed up the character splendidly.

We didn’t like: the top of Giorgio Eddy with the blues. Not solely are we disgusted to know that we are going to now not hear from George about France matches, however we even have the impression that we pressured his hand a little bit by asserting that he would now not arbitrate on this area of interest with out beginning the news of the announcement himself.

Mister George shouldn’t be lifeless and you may all the time discover him on Canal Plus Afrique specifically, commenting on the NBA. Nevertheless, this should not cease us from thanking him for being the voice that has accompanied the exploits and disappointments of the Blues all these years, amongst different reminiscences that there’s nonetheless time to rejoice.

We preferred: the Spanish gaming academy. Sure, we’re a bit sadomasochistic, however we should acknowledge that enjoying at this stage, with a lot collective mastery, with no brother Gasol, no Ricky Rubio and in what ought to have been a transition match, is prodigious. It was in basketball that La Roja outclassed the Blues and received this EuroBasket 2022, full cease.

Spain remains to be a giant step up from the remainder of the competitors in the case of basketball coaching and tradition. It’s in the sort of context that we perceive it effectively.

Disgusted by Juan Hernangómez, the Blues lose the ultimate

We didn’t like: the naturalization of Lorenzo Marrone. It’s exactly as a result of Spain has fertile floor, know-how and a formidable tradition that we enable ourselves the fitting to be a little bit offended about this very level. We’re usually not for sports activities naturalizations, together with that of Joel Embiidhowever it’s nonetheless rather a lot much less creepy in the case of a nation with modest basketball means and the participant has a little bit connection to sauerkraut.

Lorenzo Brown had no reference to Spain. He has by no means performed there and doesn’t converse the language. The truth that he was wonderful all through the match, as Anthony Randolph had been with Slovenia, nonetheless stings a little bit …

We preferred: Gordon Herbert and the protection of Germany. The Germans honored their host nation standing and for some time we even thought they may undergo with it. The bronze is already a terrific efficiency for which the followers can thank their gamers, but additionally and above all of the coach Gordon Herbert.

Former Paris Basket coach de Pau-Orthez recalled that he was a grasp tactician, capable of defend the benefit of a crew that performed thrilling, disciplined and efficient basketball. The best way Germany harassed us on the defensive within the pool match made an impression.

We preferred: the ultra-class tribute to Dirk Nowitzki in opening. Even in swimsuit, it is all the time a pleasure to see him on the pitch.

We preferred: Rudi Gobert. Individuals would possibly linger on his disappointing closing, however Rudy was instrumental and decisive for the Blues within the hardest moments of the match. In protection and on the end he took it upon himself to guide the Blues to the ultimate. In any case, the Wolves should have actually preferred what they noticed, whatever the criticism we hear right here and there about their offensive complexes. Gobert is within the high 5 of the match and is extremely deserved.

We preferred: the center of Italy. Ultimately it was in all probability their extreme emotionality that value them the quarter-final in opposition to France, however we had not often seen such a united nationwide crew, from the final substitute to the coach, the “Mouche Atomique” Pozzecco.

We preferred and disliked: that bastard Rodolfo Fernandez Farres, higher referred to as Rudy Fernandez. We are able to hate him, we will love him, we will fucking hate him !!!!, however his efficiency within the final minutes of the match in opposition to Finland was insane and the way in which he acted as a veteran chief was great. If he retires early, we’ll be left with one other Fernandez, Jaime, to hate. Honor and traditions are secure.

We preferred: see Goran Dragic systematically end first in all counter assaults. We might have considered returning to his debut in endurance races at Euro 2007.

We preferred: the resilience of the French crew. Having the ability to get out of the outlet you have dug for your self, recreation after recreation, and put your self able to have the ability to carry matches on the wire, is a uncommon high quality. The EDF lacked coherence, however not assets. Even when the defeat hurts, even when Spain take over this EuroBasket 2022, we nonetheless find yourself with an excellent silver medal that few would have guess on after the opening match or 75-77, following pictures in opposition to us, second in opposition to Turkey and Italy. Thanks guys.

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