Leandro Bolmaro on crisscrossing continents: “It’s tough to live this experience”

2023-11-08T17:20:11+00:00 2023-11-08T17:20:11+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

08/Nov/23 17:20


The Argentinian forward spoke to the EuroLeague in the “Basketball Nomads” series

By Cesare Milanti / info@eurohoops.net

Talking to the EuroLeague’s official website, the newest Bayern Munich forward Leandro Bolmaro talked about his experience as one of the protagonists of the “Basketball Nomads” series, moving from Argentina to Spain before traveling to the United States and finally Germany.

“It’s tough because when you get used to one place, you have to move to another. And it’s all the time like this. So it’s tough to live this experience”, he first said before zooming out. “But at the same time, you learn different things, different cultures. In the States, you have different, so different cultures than here, and then here you learn other things, so all this made me who I am today”, Bolmaro added.

Adapting to Spain when he joined Barcelona in 2018 wasn’t that difficult. “Leaving Argentina for me was tough. But then I got used to it. And I really like Spain, too. I feel at home there. So I really enjoyed it there. The same language, and a lot of Argentinian people who I was with when I was there. It was pretty easy, the adaptation to the country”, he commented.

In the NBA, he didn’t have the most comfortable of times, considering the small amount of minutes he played in the NBA with both Utah and Minnesota. “It was a little tough. I didn’t really get used to living in the States. It was kind of a different experience, but I think that I learned from it. I had different experiences that helped me to be who I am. So I take it like a positive thing and to know for the future“, Leandro Bolmaro said about his experiences with Jazz and Timberwolves.

Coming back to Europe in last year’s Basketball Champions League with Lenovo Tenerife, Leandro Bolmaro moved to Munich to play once again in the EuroLeague after his years in Barcelona. He has been averaging 9.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.