But he was also different from the usual impression that a long, flowing hair had been shaved flat and began to show signs of white. There were also some wrinkles on his face. Without careful identification, he looks more like a middle-aged actor. Even his game was not as fantastic as before: Scola, who changed to center, spent more time wandering outside the three-point line. After a solid cover, he would hide behind the weak side of the three-point line and wait for a wide range of empty shots.
However, after two three-point hits, he treasured the right to play, but in the fourth quarter appeared beside the high-speed defender: Campazos blind pass, La Provitoras crossbow, Scola gently received the ball, and the ball went into the whistle. He sat up on the ground and gave a gentle fist.
Scola, 39, scored the teams highest 20 points, plus or minus the games highest plus or minus, +15, in a life-and-death battle against Serbia. He is still familiar with cunning, so Yorkick, who plays with IQ across the street, shakes his head and turns his eyes white. Now theres a familiar look. But there are still some differences: after being pulled up, he shouted hard and patted the young mans head.
If everyones career has to have an ultimate peak, then 15 years ago in Athens, he was incomparable: Argentina ran over the United States to win the gold medal, 24-year-old Scola with 65.5% shooting rate to win 17.6 points, plus 5.1 rebounds. People may not have seen how he played at the time, but they are more or less impressed by the picture: No. 11, white and blue, hanging on the basket, with long hair, fluttering eyes and roaring, Argentina not only has Ginobili, but also has a real power forward who can play.
Most fans are familiar with the origin of his NBA. It wasnt until 2007 that Scola, 27, landed in the NBA from Tau: The Spurs picked him in 2002, but the $3.5 million buyout left the Spurs waiting for five years, and Popovich might be waiting for the right time to recruit him to succeed Duncan. But Scola was tired of waiting, and his answer was simple, Dont go to the Spurs.
The buyout eventually cost Skola three million dollars in his first year on the rocket. But it opened a new career. Rockets are where he wants to come: Scola has always admired Yao Ming, and from the second half of his first year, he became the Rocketsfirst four, wearing red robes for five seasons, scoring double points every year.
Three years, 9.4 million, is not cheap for harsh rockets, but apparently overvalued. So when the stars gathered in the free-agent market in 2010, Scola was also strongly praised by the Nets. Scola, on the other hand, was determined to cut his salary and stay with the team, signing a five-year contract of 47 million. Of course, no one expected that the situation would become so fast.
Sun immediately claimed his contract with 13.5 million in three years, and then he seamlessly joined up, playing 82 games, not less efficient than the Rockets. The Sun went on to do a beautiful business: send Scola to the pedestrians, get Gerald Green, Miles Pramley, and have a first round.
The perfect deal was a joyous one, and McDonald fired his first shot at Suns Management, and both players were doing their best. Scola, 33, was replaced by his contemporary David West, and his data declined. But in the Pacers, they reached the Eastern Final. Scola took a step further than his old friend Yao Ming in the playoffs.
In fact, Scola has a higher rebounding efficiency in the pedestrians, in the team more than the other three have been paid the top line West, Hilbert and Massimi, while the height of only 2 meters 04 Scola, also not known for bouncing. But the fans who have watched him go down to the top of the game can always feel relieved: he relies on the pure rebound sniff rather than even the cashing top card, he will appear in the right position, and always find his teammates immediately.
Another thing that is equally negligible is his amazing physical strength: in the first eight seasons from 27 to 34, Scola played six games, including 66 shrinkage seasons in 2011-12, and missed only nine games altogether. Dont forget that since he joined the national team in 2002, he has hardly missed any international competitions. Counting the eight-in-four games just finished, 137 official Games in 17 years, 3937 minutes.
This old stick is transforming itself to adapt to this rapidly changing alliance.
Next year, he went to the Nets, but he couldnt help it anymore. The NBA career ended. But the 27-year-old, who landed in the NBA, also stayed here for 10 years, and 10 seasons, among all Argentine-born players, were only inferior to Ginobili who played for 16 years.
He came to Shanxi, where he cut off a long hair, but in the CBA of monsters such as forest, the old Scola is not the style people need. But he played for another year. This time he came to Shanghai and his brother was the former owner of the team.
In 2019, he was unemployed: Shanghai team signed Lithuanian Motayunas as a big foreign aid for the new year, quite coincidentally: Motay happened to be taking over his role in the Rockets. His 39-year-old, who seems to have burned all the fuel and made the 12-man list, is the reason why Argentina is questioned: What can an old man who cant play CBA help?
But what about the real situation? He played six games, scored 20 points in three games, averaging 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds, ranking 11th and 13th out of 384 people in the whole competition. Argentina, which has never been a favourite, has won six games so far and has taken the lead in the top four.
Scola is still a familiar top scorer for the team, as it has been for 17 years. They may sometimes have Ginobili and occasionally Nocioni, but Scola is always the teams strongest scoring point. He used to be surrounded by Pepe Sanchez, Prigioni, Ginobili, Nocioni, Herman, Oberto and Delphino, and now La Provitola, Campazo, Galino and Brucino. He became what big brothers used to be when they guided him, and began to surround the circle with slogans. In FIBA, almost every veteran team is facing the aging of top players and the gradual collapse of age structure. But in this Argentina team, nothing happens: Scola is 39 years old, second, 10 years younger than him.
As a result, the familiar Pampas mercury slump reappeared in rivers and lakes, when Kampazo cut Serbias defense like Ginobili, Scola was still running alongside him. But like 15 years ago, he did not slow down at all. Instinct-like catching and shooting have been engraved in his bones.
He may not be able to continue playing in the high-intensity League for the whole season. The NBA is a thing of the past. At CBA, he has no time to pass on his dropout to young people. His interior footwork is unique. In the words of an analyst, its impossible to judge the true center foot. He can switch the center of gravity after any fake action, and use the gap to complete the basket picking. But on the stage of the World Cup, there are no more complicated tricks, and now he is very clever: three-point vacancies, follow-up eating cake - a perfect spatial interior.
He has always been a good person to get along with. Learn English from scratch, know everything about the United States from scratch, and have a good relationship with each teammate. In each team, he had a large group of friends playing together. They laughed at him for being naive and honest, but often made cold and humorous jokes. Sometimes he looks innocent with rage, but he can catch up with his teammates, and he has the most tricks.
But when he stepped into the Chinese basketball court again, representing the chest of Argentina, those smiles disappeared, and he became the lion in Athens 15 years ago, even without a mane. He roared, provoked, talked to the coach and put pressure on the referee as if he was going to swallow up his opponent. They beat Serbia. He raised his fists and Kampazo jumped from behind onto his back and gave him a big kiss.
Still quiet, he went to the sidelines and waited for an interview. When the reporter asked, Your team has been underrated... Suddenly, he abruptly interrupted the question, No, no, no, no. He said a series of NO in succession. I never thought we were inferior to them. Many people thought we were not as good as before. I want to tell you, our Argentine basketball has been good, we are worth walking here, we are worth walking here. Li. He was slightly agitated, but he never forgot to show off his courtesy to reporters. But everybody heard him say to himself, I want to be in the top four, I want to play in the Olympic Games! The Argentine dressing room has long been an exciting sea, with young people tapping on tactical boards and throwing up trash cans to sing to music. Scola walked in, his face restored calm, he shuttled through the busy crowd, routinely clapping and hugging. As he passed the last man, he glanced at the camera lens in the corner and finally showed a hiding grin. Source: Netease Sports Author: Editor-in-Charge: Ouyang Shun_NS4899
Still quiet, he went to the sidelines and waited for an interview. When the reporter asked, Your team has been underrated... Suddenly, he abruptly interrupted the question, No, no, no, no. He said a series of NO in succession. I never thought we were inferior to them. Many people thought we were not as good as before. I want to tell you, our Argentine basketball has been good, we are worth walking here, we are worth walking here. Li. He was slightly agitated, but he never forgot to show off his courtesy to reporters. But everybody heard him say to himself, I want to be in the top four, I want to play in the Olympic Games!
The Argentine dressing room has long been an exciting sea, with young people tapping on tactical boards and throwing up trash cans to sing to music. Scola walked in, his face restored calm, he shuttled through the busy crowd, routinely clapping and hugging. As he passed the last man, he glanced at the camera lens in the corner and finally showed a hiding grin.