Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Doncic’s Slovenia, the United States and Spain will play a tournament in Malaga

Basketball fans in Malaga could witness one of the biggest international events this summer. As you may have learned The opinion of Malagaand in the absence of official confirmation, the Slovenia of Luka Doncic, the United States and the Spain of Alberto Díaz and Sergio Scariolo would play on August 11, 12 and 13 in Malaga a tournament on the occasion of the centenary of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB).

The institution chaired by Jorge Garbajosa will present the events this Wednesday (6:00 p.m.) in which the Junta de Andalucía, which will be an institutional partner of the famous anniversary, will be very involved. Initially, La Cartuja was going to be the venue for this tournament, but due to a series of logistical and economic issues, Martín Carpena has been the pavilion selected to bring together the great stars of world basketball.

Luka Doncic, with the Slovenian team. FIBA

So the last two European champions -Spain, also World Champion, and Slovenia- and the Olympic Games champion -United States- will face each other in Malaga in what could be a nice preview of the World Cup in Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia that will take place from August 25.

Beyond what may happen from then on, the truth is that the fans of Malaga will be able to experience one of the best basketball shows in living memory. Will the stars come? luka doncic, faithful to each appointment with his team, is the one that would be most confirmed. As for the United States, Stephen Curry? Lebron James? Kevin Durant? Jason Tatum? Devin Booker? Damian Lillard? Countless players from Steve Kerr’s team who could be spotlighted from the stands, usually seen on television.

United States, last Olympic champion. FIBA

However, all of them will face Spain. Sergio Scariolo’s team, led by Alberto Diaz since her exaltation in the Eurobasket, she is now number 1 in the FIBA ​​ranking. The man from Malaga himself, the Hernangómez brothers and the rest of the nationals, among whom the Unicaja player could also be included Dario Brizuelawill receive two of the great world powers on the Costa del Sol.

Alberto Díaz and Darío Brizuela, Unicaja players, with the Eurobasket title. FIBA


Initially, although it would still be confirmed, the triangular one would be opened by Spain and Slovenia on August 11 in a direct duel between Luka Doncic and the Spanish to reissue the match of the Olympic Games. On Saturday, the 12th, it would be the turn to see the confrontation with all the NBA stars: United States-Slovenia. While the main course for the red tide would take place Sunday: Spain-United States.

A gala on the 10th for the centenary of the Spanish Basketball Federation would be the starting point and the spectacular game between Scariolo’s men and Steve Kerr’s men would be the end point of a triangular game that will go down in history with Málaga and Martín Carpena as the main stage.

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