Basketball-Bundesliga: Why Bayern Munich Star Maodo Lô to Berlin changes

As Maodo Lô was running for the first Time with the Ball to Jonas Mattisseck, were still playing twelve seconds. He made a quick step to the left, slowed, at th

Basketball-Bundesliga: Why Bayern Munich Star Maodo Lô to Berlin changes

As Maodo Lô was running for the first Time with the Ball to Jonas Mattisseck, were still playing twelve seconds. He made a quick step to the left, slowed, at the three-point line. Mattisseck, his opponent, stumbled, fell. Lô threw in there. As Lô was running for the second Time on Mattisseck, were still playing seven seconds. He made a quick step forward, back hopped but immediately behind the three-point line. Mattisseck stretched out before him in the Arm, too late. Lô threw back in.

Christopher Meltzer

sports editor.

F. A. Z.

It's been more than seven months ago, as the Lô, the playmaker of FC Bayern Munich, basketball Halle in Berlin in less than twelve seconds, a Euroleague game on the head set, the Alba Berlin actually had won. In two attacks he carried out at the time why he plays for six years for the German national team. With his first two, three steps he depends on almost every defender. With his jump shot he hits from the movement. Sometimes he passes bounce the Ball in front of the throw between your own legs – so suddenly and quickly that even his escorts stumble in the Euroleague on their own feet. This evening in Berlin, it caught Jonas Mattisseck. And so should it pleased him that he no longer has to play in the coming season against Lô.

On Wednesday Alba Berlin and FC Bayern have announced that Maodo Lô, the switch 27-years-old, this summer in the capital. This message is remarkable for two reasons. The next national player leaves after Danilo Barthel (Fenerbahce Istanbul), the Bavaria. On the other, Alba undertakes a regular player at the peak of his performance from Munich. The delivery in the past few years, actually, Vice versa.

As a Berliner, in the NBA

It has changed a lot since lo had his great appearance in Berlin. Even then, Bayern were vulnerable. In the Bundesliga led the table in the Euroleague but they were chanceless. They exchanged the Trainer. Then the Corona came in and accelerated the break-in. As defending Champions they failed at the final tournament in Munich in the quarter-finals. The advantage of Alba. They played as usual under coach Aíto: fast and beautiful. To win the championship, you had to go to the limit of their performance. At the financial level (Bavaria Alba) changed nothing. From a sporting point of view, there is little reason, however, against Alba.

This should Maodo Lô in his decision to have strengthened. He comes from Berlin. He played for DBV Charlottenburg, until he went in 2012 to the College. Now he can return to his home town – also because of "family circumstances", he says and at the same time, in the best European competition, the Euroleague, to stay. In the new Albanian team, he should fill the role, which has become due to the Disposals of Martin Hermannsson and Rokas Giedraitis free: as a player, can make from almost any Position in points. It had fallen to him, says Lô on Alba, "with the enthusiasm and how attractive the Team has played". He now wants to "take the next step". And who has spoken in the past few years, with Lô, the know where to the end result: in the NBA.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 15:20

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