El pvot espaol de Houston Rockets, Usman Garuba, is already in Spain after finishing his first season in the NBA. The former Real Madrid took stock of his first months in the best league in the world, in ‘A Diario’.
Primer ao NBA: “You have to be satisfied, but you always want more and to improve. I work so that the ceiling is higher every day and I leave my life for that. Certain things have surprised me, but almost everything as I expected. If I could have gone to the NBA sooner, I would have gone sooner. You have to enjoy the day to day and work.”
Life in the NBA: “The day to day is to train, train, train… I spend almost all day between the track and the gym. When you see players like Lebron or Curry, it freaks me out a bit, but if you want to compete against them trying to defend them, you have to take away that respect because if you don’t they will always give you 50 points.”
Houston: “The objective is to form a solid group of young players, that we know each other well and that we improve, reaching the Playoffs or who knows if to win a ring. We have the players so that, based on work, we can reach that goal”.
I work so that my ceiling is higher every day and I leave my life for that. If I could have gone to the NBA earlier, I would have gone sooner
Eurobasket goal: “With I really want to be selected since the game we lost against the USA in the games”.
Real Madrid: “You criticize them too soon. It’s a team. Whenever things are at stake they will be there, I am very happy with how they are playing and I hope they win the Euroleague. He will always compete.”
Real Madrid winning gene: “In Houston I have seen much more football than basketball. I am very fond, here they like the English teams better ando I always tell them that Real Madrid is the best, but they don’t find out until they see the results. It’s simply the fact of being at Real Madrid, when i was in the club is demanded at all times on and off the field. It is the difference between Real Madrid and the rest of the teams”.