Orange anyone?


Of course I’m not talking about Holland and their excellent national team.

This is not a fruits and vegetables blog, so I’m not talking about the most popular fruit juice of all.

What am I talking about?

I’m talking about basketball!

The ‘sport of the orange ball’ is celebrating its World Championships 2006 in Japan next month and, if you like the idea, I will be writing my views on that event and the chances our boys have to repeat the excellent performance of 2002 in Indianapolis, USA, when they lost in the final after a very controversial call in the last play of the game.

In between the two World Championships (Indianapolis and Japan), Argentina have won the Gold medal in Athens 2004 in what was credited as one of the best moments in our sporting history.

In one month and one day, Manu GINOBILI and his mates will be facing Tony PARKER and the French team in our opening match. And I will be turning Japanese for a while! Because I’ll watch all the matches, even though the first match starts at 1 AM (Buenos Aires) and the last one tips off at 6 AM!

I expect to live some very long hours next month and I hope you’re here with me, supporting Argentina all the way!