Turkish Airlines Euroleague
May 22, 2013
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NIKE International Junior Tournament
Time to get fresh!
Ok, so the brass over at Euroleague.net have asked me to write a little checkup blog for you guys and I told them I would be happy to oblige. I obviously can't tell y'all about the three new players we have signed for the Final Four, or the full-court triangle-and-two defense we plan on implementing throughout the weekend, but I should be able to give you some other insight into what has been going on over in Barcelona these last couple days.
Yes, the preparation for Olympiacos is a work in progress. Our coaches have done a great job in managing the practices the last couple weeks so we can prepare for both the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four and the Liga Endesa domestic games (double-bonus for sponsor shout-outs!). And while we already have a pretty good understanding of the very good Olympiacos team we will face on Friday, we still have several days of practice to try and become even more prepared. The supremely talented Xavi Montolio has been tasked with organizing and managing the barrage of family and friend ticket requests, figuring out team and family transportation to and from Istanbul, the buses, the hotels, and the obviously large demand for CJ Wallace memorabilia. His job is not easy, but as I expected, so far it appears that everything is operating smooth and sound.
Juan Carlos Navarro, Fran Vazquez, Chuck Eidson, Joe Ingles and Victor Sada: What do these solid individuals have in common? Think long and hard. The answer is they all have recently had their hair cut. And yes, CJ Wallace will be joining this elite group of players tomorrow. My hair can no longer be controlled. There is a salon-type establishment next to my apartment building and they have been informed to warm up their scissors, clippers, various highlighting creams, and also that machine that heats your head up. It's time to get fresh. Hopefully my court vision will improve, but unfortunately, I will most likely lose some of the effectiveness of my head/hair pump fake.
There are many other important things other than my hair cut, but they are all top secret. Our whole team is excited to come out to Istanbul this week and see all the other participants and great fans that will be involved. Four monster teams and only one winner. You guys know who my prediction is. FC Barcelona Regal.
Hopefully I will write one more blog after the conclusion of this weekend, but for those of you that skipped over all the above writing to get to my pop culture suggestions on how to fit in, here's an abbreviated version for the sake of tradition.
Song to Download: This was tough because I have two tunes that I like right now. One is "Payphone" by Maroon 5, and the other is "Balada (Ao Vivo)" by Gusttavo Lima. By now everyone has heard "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" and learned the dance. I don't know if this song has a dance, but it's super legit and should be played on high volume. Regardless, I would download both.
Person to follow on Twitter: @urybonsoms our team occasionally gives him a hard time, but he is a legendary Media Guy, a master behind the barbecue grill, and actually throws a decent spiral with an American football.
See you guys in Istanbul! Fly safe and cheer hard!
CJ WALLACE - BARCELONA, SPAIN
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