Bob screwed on the head, soft drink in hand, David Lighty (34), Asvel player-institution, confided on Saturday evening, while his female counterparts obtained the right to play a third and final round in the Championship final facing Villeneuve-d’Ascq, have only one haste: “Launch the play-offs, because it is the most anticipated moment of the season. »
The opportunity, too, to sweep away the turmoil created at the weekend by the announcement of the departure of the young and promising Zaccharie Risacher (2.06 m, 18 years old), a year after that of the prodigy Victor Wembanyama. News confirmed by its future ex-president Tony Parker, in the columns of the Progress Sunday morning, a few hours from launching the final phase, in quarters, against Le Mans.
He could join Bourg-en-Bresse
On Saturday, the main interested party had justified his choice at the microphone of France 3: “I didn’t necessarily have a good adaptation. I take the destination of another club to feel better and have a project in which I believe more. » Atmosphere, before the reigning triple French champion defends the trophy kept warm since 2019
Asked for several selfies and autographs on the warm-up time of the Rhodaniens, the winger, who could join the neighbor Bourg-en-Bresse next season, still collected discreet whistles at the announcement of his name by the speaker at the time of the presentation of the teams.
Discontent turned into clamor when four minutes from time, when Asvel had crushed their opponent (103-73, final score) in a match made painful by too many whistles (59 faults, including two technical for the MSB coach Elric Delord, excluded during the third act), he took off the overshirt, participating in the party by going to slam a little dunk.