Carlos Cabezas put an end to his career as a basketball player. At 40, the one from Marbella says goodbye at home. A Carpena who saw him win the ACB and the Copa del Rey. Cabezas’ career comes to an end after two seasons in Uruguay, the land of his parents, and where he has been key until his last games. A legend who could be seen visibly moved in what was his last press conference.

Someday it had to arrive, I have tried to delay it as long as possible but this had to happen

Carlos Cabezas

Cabezas, who has won everything that could be won on the basketball planet, began what was his farewell letter. “Someday I had to get there and although I tried to delay it as much as possible this had to happen. When I trained with my father in Marbella, I didn’t think I was going to get that far. Above the successes I stay with the people with whom I I have found. To thank my family of course. A special place also have the clubs, although the one that is Unicaja the most. I am also proud of the generation that was able to live in the Spanish team and that served for the beginning of a historical stage. I thank the coaches and teammates, “said the Malaga base with a broken voice.

His farewell held a surprise. “This does not end here. Unicaja has proposed that I play the last game of my career with the team of my whole life. So I will play the Costa del Sol Trophy against Real Madrid as a farewell. I hope I can throw some mandarin at me and that it Carpena people enjoy me one last time. It will be very exciting without a doubt, “he explained before continuing to thank. “I want to thank Francis Alonso for giving me the 10th for this last game and of course the club for giving me this opportunity. I also thank Katsikaris, who I know from Murcia, I also thank him. What I want from this last game is to enjoy myself. sincere and I say that I did not expect this detail “.

I am also proud of the generation that was able to live in the Spanish team and that served for the beginning of a historic stage

Carlos Cabezas

The Malaga base explained that moment in which his head clicked and he began to think about the withdrawal. “This year I have realized that it could be the last, the pandemic also has to do with it. I have emptied myself playing a final in Uruguay. I believed that this was the moment. It is better to retire healthy, at a good time and it is the best decision . I thank my family for supporting me in this decision. I had a little problem with my shoulder and I had just come from playing a final. When I got home to Malaga, I knew that moment had come. It was a quick decision, “he said before everybody.

A Carlos Cabezas who wants to remain linked to the world of sports after the game that he will play on Friday. “Now it’s time to reflect. I would love to continue linked to sports and basketball. I am a person who does not like to be idle so I will not sit idly by. I am not considering being a coach at the moment. It is not in my day-to-day plans. today, although I do not close the door. Some connection with the sport will surely be there “.

I would love to continue being linked to sports and basketball. I am a person who does not like to be idle so I will not sit idly by

Carlos Cabezas

The mythical player had time to recall some moment of his career and also some proper name. “I’ll stay with the Junior World Championship. That is where it all started. Also with the ACB that we won in Malaga in 2006, that same year I was also world champion with Spain. The best year of my career … names of course there are many . Berni Rodríguez, Maljkovic, Scariolo … “. Thus ended his appearance a genius who has played in half the world … Zaragoza, Fuenlabrada, Murcia, France, Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, Uruguay and finally Carpena, this Friday against Real Madrid.

Via Marca.com