This Wednesday, in the columns of L’Equipe, Nicolas Batum, resident of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise, notably talks about his future, he who hopes to play for another two years.
An end of career that seems to be approaching. This Wednesday, in the columns of the French sports daily The Teamthe French international winger (or strong winger) Nicolas Batum, now 33, spoke on various subjects, including that of his future. The one who has worn the colors of the Los Angeles Clippers since the start of the 2020-21 season has a very precise idea of when he will officially bow out, namely at the end of the 2024 edition of the Summer Games, which will take place near Paris. That is another two years to spend on the various NBA floors and those where the France team, of which he is the captain, will take him. And precisely, to put all his chances on his side during this period that he has left to play, the native of Lisieux, in the department of Calvados, has decided to take a break no later than next summer.
“I felt it was starting to pull…”
Which means that the Blues will simply not be able to count on him, with a view to the 41st edition of the European basketball championship, scheduled between Thursday 1st and Sunday 18th September, in four different countries, namely Germany, Italy, Georgia and the Czech Republic: ” I felt it starting to pull. I’m not tired, I know very well that I will be able to play this summer. And I never said it was to rest, huh! But I want to be ready. I want to play two more years and ideally it would be: go far with the Clippers, World Cup, go far with the Clippers again, then Paris Summer Games and finish my career there. To chain all this, non-stop, I want to (he insists on this word) prepare as well as possible. This is not idleness on the beach! »