永靖| 金湾| 耒阳| 察布查尔| 南浔| 满洲里| 汕尾| 灞桥| 三门| 德阳| 永定| 蔚县| 本溪满族自治县| 乌苏| 潢川| 延津| 邢台| 舒城| 日土| 噶尔| 宜川| 番禺| 南宁| 郯城| 芜湖市| 河源| 吕梁| 青白江| 都匀| 平邑| 望城| 株洲县| 临江| 鄂温克族自治旗| 凤阳| 莲花| 丹阳| 白碱滩| 高明| 德格| 满城| 井陉| 通山| 凤县| 米泉| 岳西| 阳城| 温泉| 山东| 延津| 泸县| 成县| 岐山| 台湾| 格尔木| 岫岩| 丹凤| 杭州| 龙山| 汾西| 大方| 蔡甸| 顺义| 阳新| 岗巴| 乌拉特前旗| 静宁| 建阳| 元氏| 宜章| 相城| 四子王旗| 大理| 西峡| 迁西| 东方| 孟津| 合江| 深圳| 珠穆朗玛峰| 垦利| 门头沟| 郸城| 靖西| 四子王旗| 东平| 洪湖| 怀仁| 固阳| 湟源| 同仁| 阿克塞| 余干| 黄石| 溧水| 陇县| 米脂| 克拉玛依| 延川| 杞县| 称多| 临邑| 张湾镇| 富川| 柳江| 印江| 印江| 新津| 文县| 辽宁| 磴口| 百色| 嘉峪关| 格尔木| 南山| 汉阳| 会泽| 彭州| 新洲| 揭东| 黄陂| 凌云| 茂县| 公主岭| 重庆| 潞城| 齐河| 四方台| 莱州| 临澧| 溧阳| 惠东| 惠东| 万源| 汝阳| 精河| 焉耆| 册亨| 黎川| 武城| 清水河| 富阳| 达县| 许昌| 山阴| 安庆| 平顶山| 汕头| 定兴| 平坝| 阳泉| 黑山| 华亭| 荔波| 岷县| 沙圪堵| 夏邑| 屯留| 柳城| 都江堰| 仪陇| 明光| 台东| 泽库| 和县| 拜泉| 当涂| 城步| 洱源| 宕昌| 无极| 常宁| 达尔罕茂明安联合旗| 陈仓| 金溪| 平顶山| 安康| 泰兴| 郸城| 江油| 万盛| 永胜| 祁县| 伊吾| 宜黄| 固原| 益阳| 云霄| 滦平| 长白| 巴林左旗| 洛宁| 连州| 宽城| 番禺| 元坝| 涪陵| 琼结| 兰溪| 乌审旗| 南涧| 五峰| 田林| 普格| 项城| 垦利| 富裕| 鼎湖| 鹤山| 顺昌| 资源| 藁城| 新沂| 逊克| 隆林| 柳江| 德兴| 永昌| 大理| 曲靖| 德令哈| 皮山| 鞍山| 旌德| 清河门| 沙雅| 化德| 卢龙| 蒙城| 昆明| 大兴| 安县| 沛县| 巴楚| 喀喇沁左翼| 广河| 铜陵县| 陵水| 曲靖| 三明| 兴化| 阳原| 防城港| 广西| 长岭| 英吉沙| 天山天池| 克什克腾旗| 蒙阴| 陇西| 青川| 聊城| 南汇| 习水| 陆河| 汉阴| 和平| 镇江| 梁平| 子洲| 尼木| 桐柏| 三亚| 谷城| 思维车
Global EditionASIA 中文双语Fran?ais
Basketball
Home / Sports / Basketball

Scola remains a 'Diamond' after all these years

China Daily | Updated: 2019-09-23 09:02
Argentina's Luis Scola celebrates victory after the match at Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Sept 13, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]
母婴在线   弹个车门店业务员告诉赵倩,由于她的信用资质比较好,提车时需要支付的费用是首付4800元和3000元交车服务费,4800元的首付在提车后返还。 创业资讯 ”宁波市委人才办有关负责人说。 宠物论坛 9月初,大连口岸物流网(DPN)发布重要消息,自9月9日起,大连集装箱码头闸口正式取消纸面操作,全流程采用电子操作条系统。 武汉论坛 南丫 武汉论坛 农六师小区 创业资讯 千丘村

Yao's old sidekick belied his age to sparkle once more at Wukesong

Luis Scola is no stranger to Beijing's Wukesong Arena, where he led Argentina to the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.

More than a decade later, he was selected to the All-Star Five after the FIBA Basketball World Cup wrapped up at the stadium on Sunday night.

At 39, Scola was the oldest player in the tournament, but he averaged 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds in his fifth World Cup, helping Argentina finish runner-up to champion Spain.

Scola was held scoreless in the first half of Sunday's final and finished with just eight points and eight assists, but that didn't diminish his overall contribution.

"Scola is our leader. He is a time-stolen man. He got up at six in the morning and made himself better and better and better throughout the tournament," said Argentina coach Sergio Hernandez.

In fact, Scola achieved all the goals he set for himself at the World Cup, ticking off each objective in a Twitter post: "First goal: pass the group. Second goal: enter the quarters. Third goal: qualify for the Olympic Games. Fourth goal: enter the semis. Fifth goal: win a medal."

As Chinese legend Yao Ming's teammate with the NBA's Houston Rockets, Scola won the hearts of Chinese fans and earned the nickname "Diamond" at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, impressing the crowds at Wukesong with his long hair and smart playmaking.

At the World Cup, he sported a different look.

"The hair is a little bit white now. I like it long, but when it gets white, it feels weird," Scola said after Argentina secured its quarterfinal berth with an 87-67 rout of Venezuela.

The flowing locks might be gone, but his determination remains as strong as ever.

Scola didn't enter the NBA until he was 27. He was a 2002 second-round draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs but didn't play an NBA season until 2007-08. He gained renown as a stalwart of the Argentine national team that defeated Team USA and won Olympic gold at the 2004 Athens Games, among other accomplishments.

Scola was a star in Europe, playing mostly in Spain, but could never join fellow Argentine standout Manu Ginobili on the Spurs due to buyout constraints with his team in Europe.

After a decade in the NBA that included stops in Houston, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Toronto and Brooklyn, he joined the Chinese Basketball Association's Shanxi Loongs in 2017, then transferred to Yao's old team, the Shanghai Sharks.

As the only member of Argentina's 2004 Olympic champions still playing for the national team, Scola has a wealth of international experience-but he was cautious heading into the World Cup.

Although he enjoys popularity among Chinese media, the Argentine star remained silent in front of local journalists but showed his friendliness by patting their shoulders or giving them high-fives. He didn't speak to them until his team made it to the last eight.

"I understand everyone talks about my age, but my brain is not functioning that way," said the 6-foot-9 forward. "I just enjoy playing and helping my team win."

In the semifinal, Scola displayed his offensive versatility by finishing with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the victory over France-offering a strong indication he could again be a force to be reckoned with at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

In other words, just what his" Diamond" nickname suggests: A solid, shiny, time-honored jewel.

Xinhua

Most Popular

Highlights

What's Hot
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US
大韩村村委会 李公楼立交桥 并坑山 庆安县 东安 曙光南路 东华南 盛勇教导处 大街镇
炮台公寓 边营 汽车北站农工商超市 白音额尔登嘎查 闵家村 本溪满族自治县 龚村西口 响岩镇 江苏无锡新区旺庄镇
枣庄镇 湔底镇 西柳林 工业高等专科学校 司辛庄村 贡寮乡 深井子镇 陈家井 秋实园 白帝镇
https://www.whr.cc/bbsitemap.htm