French NBA stars reach out to U18 champions
SAMSUN (FIBA U18 European Championship Division A) - French NBA stars were taking to social media following the success of their nation's U18 team at the FIBA U18 European Championship.
France triumphed 78-65 over Lithuania in the final, capturing their first gold medal since 2006, much to the delight of the nation's NBA stars, who were quick to reach out to the next generation on social media.
One player to know that winning feeling from the 2006 team was Alexis Ajinca.
La médaille d'or 🥇 10ans après ils font la même chose que nous beau match #Fierté #FrenchWonGoldInEuroBasketU18 pic.twitter.com/gM8Cz2cVlG— Alexis Ajinça (@AjincaAlexis42) December 22, 2016
Ant the MVP from that tournament? None other than Nicolas Batum.
Les U18 ont vraiment 2 purs phénomènes !!! Le futur se porte très bien 🇫🇷🇫🇷🏀🏀— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) December 22, 2016
Valencia playmaker Antoine Diot was also part of that team.
Moi accro au basket....noooon!! On supporte la relève!! 💪💪💪!! #🇫🇷 #Euroleague #FIBAU18Europe pic.twitter.com/o1xhdmg8l8— Diot Antoine (@DiotAntoine) December 21, 2016
Another enjoying the early Christmas gift was Evan Fournier.
Bravo les bleuets!! Et bravo @sekou_doums ! #pb86 🇫🇷— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) December 22, 2016
Indeed, they were on fire Rudy, and now they can sit back with their feet up in front of the fire, knowing job well done.
Félicitations aux jeunes loups! Champions d'Europe U18! 🇫🇷🏅🔥— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) December 22, 2016
Oh, and it wasn't just the male stars sending their congratulations, with a big name from the women's game also giving a shout out.
Félicitations aux #U18 pour ce titre Européen ! Ça fait plaisir ! 🇫🇷🏆 @FRABasketball— Valériane Ayayi (@Valouu_A) December 22, 2016