By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The season hasn’t even started yet, and basketball Europe is already talking about the fans of Partizan. Namely, a party to remember was held at the Tasmajdan Open Stadium in Belgrade. Seven thousand fans put on a show with torches, fireworks, and banners that left the players on the field in awe, especially newcomers to the black and white camp Frank Kaminsky and P. J. Dozier.
While the returning Ognjen Jaramaz was already used to similar scenes in Pionir and Arena, the rest of the newcomers were a bit confused about everything that was happening. EspeciallyFrank Kaminsky, who was not clear at one point why half the stadium ran onto the field after the warm-up game against Fuenlabrada.
“It was incredible. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I can’t wait to see how it will look in the Arena,” were Kaminsky’s first words after the game for MozzartSport.
It is also clear to him that there is still a period of adaptation to the new environment.
“Every day it’s getting easier for me. For now, we’re working on continuity, on building chemistry, but what makes it a lot easier for me is the fact that there are a lot of guys in the team who have been together for several years and when I forget something or don’t know how to do, they immediately help, explain to me,” added the longtime NBA player.
Just like Kaminsky, P. J. Dozier is adapting to the demands of European basketball and coach Zeljko Obradovic. Now the Belgrade audience could see him in action for the first time and immediately PJ treated them to attractive dunks.
“As a kid, I always played outside, but this is the first time as a professional. I kind of went back to my childhood tonight. It was beautiful.”
Even he could not remain indifferent when the torches in the stands started to burn.
“I have to admit that I completely stopped thinking about the game. There were moments when I just watched what was happening in the stands. I’ve never experienced anything like this. I can’t wait to see how it all looks in the hall. Now it’s clear to me because of everyone they say that Partizan fans are the best in the world,” Dozier says.