Basketball game Union: Smart guys with good ideas

The former German national player Philipp Schwethelm has been used for the formation of a players Union in Basketball: "I believe that the Corona time has show

Basketball game Union: Smart guys with good ideas

The former German national player Philipp Schwethelm has been used for the formation of a players Union in Basketball: "I believe that the Corona time has shown us all that it is the highest railway is to have something like that," said the 31-year-old professional of the EWE Baskets Oldenburg this Friday during a virtual Press conference of the Basketball League BBL.

The winger justified his demand with the decision of the League to have the game of operation without the participation of the professionals re-recorded. "We players were really not happy with how the League and the clubs with us before the tournament have to be communicated. I think we have a lot more need to be brought into the boat,“ said Schwethelm.

The BBL plays currently in Munich with ten Teams in a tournament under quarantine for the determination of the German master, while ice hockey, basketball, Handball and Volleyball have completed their playing time this season. "I think it's extremely important," said Schwethelm, "I think that generally, there is in many sports, just the initial spark."

In professional football is recently been a special interest group formed. Also in hockey, there are such efforts. According to Schwethelm, the BBL will benefit when there is a players Union: "We have some smart guys here, good ideas. We talked a lot about it, it is already in the starting blocks, now one must take the Initiative in the Hand.“

many years ago, established players-Initiative Spin is no longer active. The strongest representation of the interests of elite sport in Germany, the Association "athletes of Germany is learning". He represents athletes from all federations. The managing Director is the former Basketball national team player Johannes Herber.

Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 10:19

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