Famous Ukrainian athlete took the citizenship of the Russian Federation
Ukrainian basketball player, a native of Donetsk Joel Bolombi received Russian citizenship and became the player of CSKA Moscow.
Bolombi stated that he is very excited to become a citizen of Russia and will try to show the best results.
The leader of the national team of Russia on basketball Alexey Shved believes that the transition to 24-year-old Ukrainian did not strengthen the national team:
“I do not know what kind of gain. We, the players, asked about this, but did. Better to ask these questions to the leadership of the Federation, not us,” said the Swede.
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Note that Joel Bolombi was born in Donetsk, and until recently was a citizen of Ukraine. The mother of the basketball player is Russian and her father was a native of the Republic of the Congo. Since the age of four he lived in the United States. He Bolombo said earlier that feels more Russian than Ukrainian.
Recall that the Ukrainian defender “Los Angeles Lakers” Sviatoslav mykhailiuk made his debut for his new team in the match of the regular championship of NBA. In the match against “San Antonio spurs” mykhailiuk spent 16:38 minutes, during which failed to score points twice brushing trehochkovye throws.
However, the Ukrainian did two rebounds (1 defense / 1 attack), gave 3 assists, made 2 turnovers and 2 personal fouls. As a result, “Lakers” in the match still has not managed to gain the first win of the season, losing to the spurs in one point in overtime.
Earlier it was reported that almost 40% of NBA players suffer from mental disorders. This was announced by the assistant coach of Houston John Lucas. Then this information was confirmed by doctor William., of which the Union, the NBA hired to track these problems. The words of Lucas, ESPN reports.
“This is a real epidemic in our League. I’m talking about everything from attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorder to bipolar disorder and depression.”
We will remind, in Kiev-basket will play American player.
As reported Politeka, the best Dunker of Ukraine will play for Cherkasy club.
Also Politeka wrote that the legendary basketball player decided to try his hand at cinema.