Facundo Campazzo He participated in an intimate interview with Julio Leiva on Filo News, where he told some details of his personal life. “They told me they had never seen a juvenile with a belly. I was in Murcia and I wanted to return to Madrid, the best team in Europe. That’s where I got serious about my weight. My partner helped me a lot, “said the National Team and Denver player in the NBA.
Facu Campazzo at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. REUTERS / Brian Snyder
The Argentine stands out not only for being one of the best basketball players but he also does it beyond his short stature with respect to his teammates or the players of this sport itself, for which he recognized that “Being short was always a karma” for him and joked: “Do you want my real height, or the one that says in Wikipedia? I’m at 1.78-79 ”.
“The world of basketball is a world of tall people and that there is a short one attracts a bit of attention. I always heard those things but they never affected me. (…) I always turned a deaf ear because at game time I don’t see them so tall. The same thing always happens to me, I’m nervous before the game because I see that they are big, but then that’s it, “he added.
YOUR STAY IN THE NBA
Campazzo is one of the representatives of our country in the NBA, the most important basketball league in the world, something that totally changed his life. “The players talk a lot. I can’t play and talk at the same time. And then they put it on top. I only speak if they tell me something, “he said.
Campazzo for the Denver Nuggets. Photo: @nuggets
“He who gets angry loses and I feel like in the movies, I enjoy it. I would love to win an NBA title but it is extremely difficult, it is a dream, a fantasy, but I choose to believe that I can achieve it. I feel like I’m in a franchise with a team that can fight big things, “he added about the NBA world and the Nuggets.
Like every NBA player, he’s part of the league’s video game, and like every basketball fan I can’t stop playing it. However, he was unhappy with his player on the Play. “I took the Play off when I was at the Nuggets. My player sucks at 2K. He wanted to play with me, but he did not give the level“.
With the Argentina shirt he recently played the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, his third participation in this great sporting event, so he remembered what was his debut in London 2012 where he played with great references of our country in this sport. “I played with Ginobili, Nocioni …. I had nerves and fear. In certain situations I am somewhat shy, “he declared. And added:” If someone from the future comes to tell me that he was going to plug Kobe Bryant, it would seem like a joke. I played in the Play with him”.
In these last Games, the last representative of the Golden Generation and one of the great references of Argentine basketball said goodbye, Luis Scola, who moved everyone with his emotional farewell. “He is unique, there will be no one like him. There will be a before and after in Scola’s retirement from the Argentine National Team”Campazzo opined.
Luis Scola and Facu Campazzo embraced in the last game of the first. EFE / Enric Fontcuberta
Furthermore, he couldn’t stop talking about his admiration for Manu Ginobili. “Manu changed the Argentine sport, not only because of his way of playing but because of his head, his way of thinking. Being able to share with him, enjoy it, is a privilege, a pride for me, He taught me all the time, he didn’t even have to talk to me, I always tried to be a sponge next to him, “he said.
Manu Ginobili and Facundo Campazzo in London 2012. REUTERS / Sergio Perez
Finally, he told an anecdote with Lionel Messi: “I had the chance, but I was embarrassed. I was panicking. Cristiano, on the other hand, I did know him. “