By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bayern Munich guard Wade Baldwin emphasized on winning the absolute respect of his fellow players as one of the things that drive him the most.
“I played with Spanoulis last year, I’ve got to know Mike James and Shane Larkin,” Baldwin said in EuroLeague Basketball’s “A Quarter with Kyle Hines.” “Guys that have come here in Europe and had great careers and did good things with their teams. If I could follow suit and gain respect, which is what I’m looking for most in Europe or in the NBA. Whatever level I’m playing at, is to to gain respect by my peers. And those dudes have it. That’s what I’m trying to earn. My motivation is high to do that. I want to be the next guy in line who – ‘this kid is legit, this kid is serious, we know what we can get from him, this guy is a pro.’ And these are the words I want to be said about myself.”
In the podcast that was recorded before Bayern Munich’s historic qualification to the EuroLeague playoffs, Baldwin (15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 rebounds in EuroLeague) also talked about what is means for the German team to make the postseason and what is like being coached by Andrea Trinchieri (who was also the first coach Kyle Hines had in Europe).