Shai Gilgeous-Alexander recently showcased his talents not only on the basketball court but also through his poetic skills on social media. His Instagram post, following Canada’s thrilling win over Spain in the FIBA World Cup, captured his elation and determination.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 points, dished out 7 assists, and secured 4 rebounds, leading Canada to a heart-pounding victory over Spain (88-85).
This triumph not only propelled Canada into the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup but also guaranteed them a coveted spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Canada’s last Olympic appearance dates back to 2000 in Sydney, making this achievement all the more special.
In his Instagram post, the 25-year-old Thunder point guard:
“they debating about if my bag is deep
because they know the only thing I really lack is sleep.
Left home, and I said I wouldn’t be back for weeks
until I made sure I was in Paris next summer and not for fashion week.”
Gilgeous-Alexander’s is averaging 23.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists in just 29.2 minutes per game at the World Cup.
Canada will face Luka Doncic and Slovenia in the quarter-finals.