Evan Fournier tacle encore le choix du site pour le basket

French international Evan Fournier again criticized the choice of the basketball site for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games by taking NBA champion Stephen Curry to witness, who hinted at his wish to play in the next Olympics.

Evan Fournier does not budge. “Steph who wants to come to Paris. But we are going to explain to him that the Paris 2024 Olympics are not in Paris because basketball is a “category 2” discipline. Ah ah well well done guys!!!”, a- he wrote on Twitter in reference to the choice of site for basketball during the next Olympic Games.

Curry wants to ‘win a medal’ in Paris for Kerr

Below his tweet is a video showing Curry and the entire Golden State Warriors team celebrating the NBA title with their fans. Asked about his next goals, the best player (MVP) of the final replied with a smile: “I’m not satisfied yet, I still have to go and play for coach Kerr in 2024, in Paris, to try to win. a medal.”

When Fournier was a fan… of the Lille hall

The choice of the basketball site is the subject of strong criticism from the players of the France team, a movement initiated by Fournier at the end of March. The New York Knicks player, silver medalist with the French team at the Tokyo Games last year, had mocked the “too low ceiling” of the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, in the south of the capital. , which was initially to host the preliminary phase of the basketball tournament – the final phase being played in Bercy (east of Paris).

Evan Fournier, he was not always critical of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, basketball version. The day after a round of 16 of Euro 2015, the final phase of which was disputed in the Lille stadium, won against Turkey (76-53), the current Knicks player had expressed his excitement about of this enclosure: “The moment we entered the Pierre Mauroy stadium! I have done some beautiful rooms in my life but there … shivers”, had tweeted Fournier.

Basketball is still waiting for its starting point

The organizing committee of the Paris Olympics (Cojo) finally preferred to give it up. But since the outbreak of this controversy, basketball has not yet officially found its base, the latest trend being to play the qualifying phases in Lille (northern France).

The discussions between the Cojo, the international basketball federation and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) are bitter on this subject, the final decision resting with the IOC, according to the organizing committee.

Jules Aublanc with AFP RMC Sport journalist

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