ORn day after announcing his withdrawal, Felipe Reyes He was the protagonist again. This time it premiered ‘Rey de Reyes, a unique audiovisual project about his career produced by the ACB and Movistar +. The legendary pivot was supported by all Spanish basketball, including many members of the Spanish team, which concentrated this Friday on Madrid to start preparing the Tokyo Games.
“Yesterday [por el jueves] he was overwhelmed. It was receiving message after message. And even now I am like in a cloud. I dont believe it. I am receiving love from many people and from many teams, even with whom I have struggled a lot. I am proud to feel that people love me, “said Felipe.
Almost all the internationals came to be with their former partner. There they were Sergio Llull, Usman Garuba, Alberto Abalde, Carlos Alocén and Rudy Fernández, who were also partners in the Real Madrid. Also Álex Abrines, Darío Brizuela, Víctor Claver, Willy and Juancho Hernangómez and Sergio Rodríguez, Xabi López-Arostegui, Sebas Saiz and Sergi Martínez.
The pivot showed them his confidence in them to do something great at the Games. “They are the best and I trust them. I know they are going to do very well, as always. They have a very big competitive gene and are looking forward to going to the Games because last year they were postponed. They are the current World Champions and, although it is difficult, surely everything is going well “, he wished.
Some of the guests spoke about the figure of Felipe Reyes. And above the player they highlighted the person. “Above all I prefer that he is a good uncle,” said the president of the ACB, Antonio Martin, who presented him with a plaque and a commemorative T-shirt and did not hesitate to compare him with his brother Fernando: “He resembles him by intensity”.
Rudy Fernández also valued that Felipe is “someone very special for being a teammate and friend. He is a very great person” and recalled that in the Athens Games in 2004When he made his debut with the national team, they shared a room: “It was time to meet him and forge friendship.”
The Madrid forward believes that Felipe has been “competitive until the day of his retirement.” Y Sergio Rodriguez He shares it: “He is one of the most competitive people I have seen in my life and that is contagious.”
The event was attended by representation of Real Madrid in the people of Emilio Butragueño and Alberto Herreros; by the Students They were Fernando Galindo, Miguel Ángel Bufalá and José Asensio; in addition to numerous former colleagues such as Pablo Aguilar, Nikola Loncar, Iñaki de Miguel, Pancho Jasen and Andrés Miso; the selector Sergio Scariolo and his old counterpart Pepu Hernandez and of course his family with his wife Kirenia and their two children.
This is ‘King of Kings’
This report, which will be broadcast soon on Movistar +, recounts the professional career and personal life of Felipe Reyes through the narratives of those who have lived it more closely: his family, friends, colleagues, coaches …
From his debut in 1998 until his retirement, he chronologically details his great moments, his titles in Estudiantes and Real Madrid, his successes with the Spanish team, his relationship with his family, the birth of his two children, his records and everything that has become a true legend of Spanish basketball.
Ex-teammates like Álex Mumbrú, Juan Carlos Navarro, Carlos Jiménez, Pau Gasol, Sergio Llull or Sergio Rodríguez They give their vision of the little one of the Kings saga, as do two coaches who know him perfectly, Pepu Hernández and Pablo Laso, the technicians with whom he began and ended his great career.
We will also meet Felipe off the slopes, with the testimonies of his mother and three brothers, especially from Alfonso, with which he debuted in 1998 with Estudiantes. Likewise, his wife Kirenia Cabrera and his friends give us a perfect X-ray of his personal life.
Without a doubt, a tribute to one of the great figures of Spanish basketball. Felipe Reyes retires, but his legend will always remain
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