From hell to heaven

2013-08-24T15:02:25+00:00 2015-05-23T15:57:12+00:00.

Aris Barkas

24/Aug/13 15:02

See how Samuel Rodriguez became a hero after being in danger of becoming the scape goat, but giving to Spain the gold medal in the U16 Fiba Europe championship final against Serbia after overtime

By Εurohoops team/

Which is the distance between basketball “hell” and heaven? If we take into count what happened in the recent Fiba Europe U16 final in Kiev it’s somewhere around five game minutes. With 2,8 seconds left and the score tied at 55-55, Samuel Rodriguez got the foul and had two free throws, despite Perez throwing an airball. However, Rodriguez lost both attempts and the game went to overtime.

The young player went to the bench with his head lowered, but his coach Jose Hernandez kept him on the floor and Rodriguez reacted. With 4,4 seconds left in overtime, Lopez missed a shot, but it was Rodriguez who tipped in the ball and gave to Spain the win and the gold medal!