By Yiannis Bouranis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The tragic incidents that took place in the past few days and the terrorist attack in Paris have shocked the entire world and certainly the basketball world as well. Bilbao faces Nanterre (17/11) and the American center of the Spanish team, Shawn James, refused to travel with the rest of the team, as he is worried about the recent incidents.
The Basques’ coach, Sito Alonso, referred to the player’s decision, saying that “James didn’t want to travel with the team and we have no other choice but to respect his decision. We requested from the officials to change the date of the match or at least the stadium where the game will take place, but it wasn’t possible. The recent incidents create an uncertainty that immediately affects the game.”