Huge shock for the Argentinian NT as one of their stars, long time NBA player Andres Nocioni will miss the World Championship because his new NBA team, Philadelphia 76ers simply decided to not let him to…
As expected this comes as a great shock for the people of the Argentinian team as the decision comes literally hours before the tournament tips off.
Nocioni made the announcement himself in a press conference citing the ankle sprain he suffered as the reason his team did not allow him to play in World Championship.
“It is with a lot of pain in my soul that I have to announce that I won’t play in the FIBA World Championship. The Philadelphia 76ers exercised an option in my contract that when I get injured during national team activities they can prevent me from playing. I told everyone that I was playing 100% in the FIBA World Championship and the team (76ers) and the doctors advised me to not play because of the risks. A second MRI was made where damage was shown and I will have to be without doing any physical work for 4-5 weeks. It is sad because this was going to be my last FIBA World Championship playing at a high level. It broke my dream of playing here for my country.” said the Argentinian forward.