We’re not kidding. The news would be sensational. And the source is authoritative: Giuseppe Sciascia in the columns of La Prealpina. Simone Fontecchio is soon expected to receive an offer from an NBA franchise and, in all likelihood, we are talking about LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers.
The Italian forward has a contract with Baskonia in Spain but also has an escape to the NBA. This would be a bombshell, as they say in these cases. Why it has never happened in NBA history that an Italian would wear the Purple and Gold jersey. It would be wonderful and we are sure Fontecchio’s jersey would go down a storm.
That said, we are not particularly surprised because the Abruzzese boy is in the prime of his maturity, he is now a very solid player for the EuroLega, and because last year he was the revelation of the Olympics.
A lot of American journalists noticed Simone Fontecchio and started talking about him. Probably those performances are not just a faded memory but have also impressed LeBron James, should it be the Los Angeles Lakers.
Let’s see, certainly in the coming hours there will be updates on this. And rest assured we will give them to you live as we do every day on BasketUniverse!