Obst: “The NBA can call themselves whatever they want, we are the World Champions”

2023-09-24T12:15:18+00:00 2023-09-24T12:36:54+00:00.

Bojan Brezovac

24/Sep/23 12:15


Andreas Obst talks to EuroHoops about his incredible summer with Germany and his upcoming season with Bayern

By John Rammas/ irammas@eurohoops.net

Until recently, his CV had only one German Championship in 2016, when he was still playing for Bamberg.

It took a few months for him to enrich it with distinctions that others don’t even take two lifetimes to achieve. Bronze medal in EuroBasket in 2022 and gold in World Cup in 2023.

“I’m back to everyday life now because of the training camp with Bayern Munich, but it’s an incredible feeling just talking about it. It’s something I’ll never forget and I’ll even need months to realize it,” World Champion Andreas Obst, told Eurohoops.

“In the NBA they say they are World Champions because the best players in the world play there, but they are still Champions of the domestic league, and we in Germany are the Champions of a World Cup”, he commented on the much-discussed topic of the days.

“In the NBA, they have always had this attitude, that they are the best at something and you can certainly characterize them with many different things. It’s funny that people are still talking about it. They can call themselves whatever they want, the bottom line doesn’t change. We are the world champions”.

How can a season that started with a gold medal in a World Cup continue? The 27-year-old shooting guard’s third year at Bayern Munich (2021-present) is the most ambitious in the club’s history.

“Bayern is moving in the right direction. There is coach Pablo Lasso on the bench, a new arena is being built. You can’t go from 1 to 100 immediately, you have to go step by step. There will be times when you lose, but the important thing is to get back up. I like what the team is trying to create, it radiates positivity”, he said after the defeat by Panathinaikos (80-73) in OAKA on the first day of the 5th “Pavlos Giannakopoulos” prep tournament.