VUKONA IN TOP RANKS

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

QYou were al­ways known as one of the tough­est com­peti­tors in the NBL, who is some­one that you en­joyed play­ing against be­cause they took it right back at you?

AMika Vukona will al­ways be my favourite guy to play against. We got to play to­gether at the South Drag­ons and then there was Aus­tralia against New Zealand, Gold Coast against the Break­ers. All those matchups have been fun through­out the years. The thing I love about him is that you need to be pre­pare ev­ery game oth­er­wise he will in­flu­ence the game the same way as I could. We knew between the two of us that who­ever won that bat­tle would win the game on the night. I am re­ally proud of the re­la­tion­ship we have to­gether and how hard we played against each other. I en­joyed hav­ing a beer with him af­ter most games to catch up.

QHow was the ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing pro­fes­sion­ally in other leagues around the world?

AGer­many was great. That was my first stint and win­ning a cham­pi­onship in Ger­many was un­be­liev­able. The com­pe­ti­tion was pretty much four or five great teams at the top of the league and four bad teams at the bot­tom with other stuff in the mid­dle. It was a fan­tas­tic com­pe­ti­tion and it was great to play in it. In Ser­bia, it is a dif­fer­ent style of bas­ket­ball, slow it down and half court style. It was a great ex­pe­ri­ence for my kids to be able to live in a coun­try like that and for my­self to have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing. I found them to be lovely peo­ple in Ser­bia. They did a lot to try and help me in Ser­bia.

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