An NBA player cracks: “France vs Spain? I rather see Africa vs Spain”

While few bettors would have placed their ticket on it at the start of the competition, it is indeed France and Spain who will cross swords in the Eurobasket final. A tasty duel between two historic rivals… which however prompted a strange comment from an NBA player. We knew better to start the pre-match.

France against Spain, Spain against France. This great classic of European basketball will see a new page in its history written on Sunday at 8:30 p.m., when the Iberians and the French will compete to win the gold medal of this Eurobasket which will have definitely kept all its promises. If the French have repeatedly failed to take the door, they smashed Poland into bosses this Fridaybrilliantly validating their ticket to the final.

For their part, the Spaniards came to this edition in “under the radar” mode, with less individual hype but a great sense of the collective and their eternal mentality. Conclusion: Sergio Scarolo’s men were able to manage their semi-final in front of a boiling public and won over to the cause of the Germans, to finally win (96-91), and join France in the final.

The strange tweet of Bismack Biyombo before France-Spain

The poster is therefore in place, and Nicolas Batum, who obviously played countless battles against the Spaniards, did not fail to underline that in the end, with regard to the liabilities, this match-up sounds like absolute evidence. :

🇫🇷 vs. 🇪🇸

Did we really think it could have been a different poster? 😅

In response to this good-natured tweet that makes you smile, a certain Bismack Biyombo came forward. And as much to say that the pivot of the Suns led the debate on a very slippery subject, and not really the most relevant:

In my eyes I only see Spain vs Africa 😂 I won’t say more 😂

No need to draw a picture, the implication is clear. It is true that the French basketball team has indeed shined with its diversity for many decades, and this 2022 vintage roster is an additional example. From Thomas Heurtel to Moustapha Fall, from Terry Tarpey to Guerschon Yabusele via Evan Fournier, Vincent Poirier, Andrew Albicy, Timothée Luwawu-Cabarrot and all the others, the tricolor workforce is a beautiful multicultural showcase. Should we criticize him or laugh at him like Biyombo, knowing that all these players are united under the French flag? Not really. Quite the contrary.

In addition, Spain also presents a diverse roster in terms of origins. We think for example of the excellent Lorenzo Brown, author of 29 points in the semi-finals, or of Usman Garuba, two players of African origin. Again, the 12 Iberian players are united by their Spanish nationality, and skin color should have little to do with the pre-match debates, no offense to Biyombo.

No doubt, Bismack Biyombo has not signed the most relevant tweet in his life with this amazing release. Let’s try not to dwell on it frankly and focus on the essentials, which will take place this Sunday evening. How long will the wait be!

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