The president of the Catalan Basketball Federation referred to the absence of the Cleveland Cavaliers star
While regretting his absence, he stressed that he hoped the friendly between Catalonia and Argentina “will be a celebration of Catalan basketball”.
The friendly match between Catalonia and Argentina to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Catalan basketball will not have the presence of Ricky Rubio. Ferran Aril, President of the Catalan Basketball Federation, stressed in an interview for Què t’hi jugues that he hopes the game “will be a Catalan basketball party”, but at the same time regretted the absence of the Cleveland Cavaliers player.
“It’s a shame, because everything has been settled, including the insurance policy.” The club didn’t cause any problems and Ricky’s disposition was perfectlamented Aril, who confirmed that the NBA’s denial was due to the fact that the game was not “an official FIBA competition.”
Coach Salva Maldonado will also not be available, resulting in furloughs “due to Covid issues”, as confirmed by Aril. Pedro Martínez will take charge of the Catalan squad in his absence.
Aril wanted to use his intervention to praise his rival who It has stars like Facundo Campazzo, Nicolás Brussino or Luca Vildoza. “We couldn’t ask for a better rival at best, on the day of the 100th anniversary, it’s a further incentive to fill Nou Congost.”