Cedi Osman picks his all-time Turkish lineup

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Antonis Stroggylakis

10/Apr/20 19:24


Five players… plus are included on Cedi Osman’s Turkish national “Dream Team”

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Cleveland Cavaliers swingman and Turkish national team star Cedi Osman selected five (and one) players that would compile his all-time Turkish lineup.

Osman discussed his picks – that include a couple of former and current NBAers, and also his teammates on the “12 Giant Men”  in a blog for FIBA. The 26-year-old player also talked about how he spends his time during the hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, his favorite video games and how much he misses some action on the court.


Life without basketball is tough. This whole situation – and hopefully it gets better as soon as possible – it just makes me realize how much I miss it. Especially how much I miss playing for Turkey.

You know the feeling. You go out on the court. The arena is packed. Goosebumps just start going down your body as you hear the crowd singing the Turkish national anthem, in one voice, at the top of their lungs.

Goosebumps. Even now, getting goosebumps just thinking about it.

That’s what gets us so motivated when we’re playing for the national team. And also what makes us miss it so much, now that we are spending the days locked in the house, staying safe, working out on our own, watching TV, movies or playing Call of Duty with Ante ‘Big Z’ Zizic and Marin Maric on PlayStation.

Videogames seem to be the answer right now – if I’m not playing Call of Duty, I’m on my laptop for League of Legends, which I have to admit is a bit different. I have been playing it for so long, it’s even got me thinking about maybe even being more serious about it, trying esports and Twitch.

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