Movie star with Adam Sandler shines and Spain wins Eurobasket | basketball
Spain beat France in Sunday’s Eurobasket final 88-76 to win the fourth championship in Europe’s main basketball competition. For sports fans, the scenario of the revival of the Spanish national team would already be worthy of a movie; but for moviegoers, the decision had an even more special implementation.
Willy Hernangomez and Juancho Hernangomez celebrate the Spanish Eurobasket 2022 title — Photo: Pedja Milosavljevic/DeFodi/Getty Images
The highlight and basket of the final chapter of Spain’s journey to the top was Juancho Hernangomez, a striker who plays in the NBA. However, for movie buffs, it’s Bo Cruz, a character from the Netflix movie “Hustle,” produced by Adam Sandler and LeBron James. In the fictional story released a few months ago, agent Stanley Sugerman (played by Sandler) searches for a new star for the NBA (he’s a scout for the Philadelphia 76ers), he meets Bo Cruz (played by Juancho) in Spain and takes him to the United States. The movie still has a dozen actors starring and performing. But back to the final in Berlin, Germany, this Sunday. Spanish victory which even received congratulations from Adam Sandler.
Juancho Hernangomez scored 27 points, including seven in three-pointers. Incidentally, a run of six goals from the center three-point line in the second quarter was the highlight of his cinematic performance in the decider against the French. Rounding out the family’s star-studded evening, Juancho’s older brother, Willy Hernangomez, was named MVP, the league’s most valuable player.
This year’s Eurobasket brought together more than 30 NBA players. The Spanish champions were Usman Garuba of the Houston Rockets alongside brothers Juancho (Toronto Raptors) and Willy Hernangomez (New Orleans Pelicans). In France, second, five others play, mostly Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Evan Fournier of the New York Knicks. In third place in Germany, playing at home, Dennis Schroder of the Los Angeles Lakers was one of the pinnacle of North American basketball. Serbian Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Slovenian Luka Doncic were also in the league, to be among the most important names in the NBA and Europe. And among so many stars shone the star of Juancho, the Bo Cruz that even Adam Sandler could not have imagined.
LeBron James, Adam Sandler and Juancho Hernangomez at the June 2022 launch of Netflix’s Throwing High in Los Angeles — Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images/Netflix
Juancho Hernangomez of Spain tries to dribble past Guerschon Yabusele of France during the Eurobasket final — Photo: Soeren Stache/Getty Imagem
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