Fournier still tackles the choice of site for the basket

Evan Fournier again criticized the choice of the basketball site for the Paris-2024 Olympic Games by taking NBA champion Stephen Curry to witness, who hinted at his wish to play in the next Olympics.

“Steph who wants to come to Paris. But we are going to explain to him that the Paris 2024 Olympics are not in Paris because the basket is a +category 2+ discipline. Haha, well done guys!!!”, wrote the New York Knicks player on Twitter.

Below his tweet is a video showing Curry and the entire Golden State Warriors team celebrating the NBA title with their fans. Asked about his next goals, the best player (MVP) of the final replied with a smile: “I’m not satisfied yet, I still have to go and play for coach Kerr in 2024, in Paris, to try to win. a medal.”

The choice of the basketball site is the subject of strong criticism from the players of the France team, a movement initiated by Fournier at the end of March.

The 29-year-old international, silver medalist with the Blues at the Tokyo Games last year, had mocked the “too low ceiling” of the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, in the south of the capital, which was to host the preliminary phase of the basketball tournament – the final phase being played at Bercy.

The organizing committee of the Paris Olympics (Cojo) finally preferred to give it up. But since the outbreak of this controversy, the basket has not yet found its base, the latest trend being to dispute the qualifying phases in Lille.

The discussions between the Cojo, the international basketball federation (FIBA) and the IOC (International Olympic Committee) are bitter on this subject, the relevant final decision of the IOC, according to the organizing committee.

In recent exchanges in Lausanne before the Association of Olympic Summer Sports Federations, FIBA ​​protested against the proposed solution of going to Lille and threatened that NBA players would not come to the Olympics.

Asked by AFP about Fournier’s ironic new message, Cojo boss Tony Estanguet saw “good news” in it.

“It is also to relay that the NBA players were delighted to come and participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics,” he explained.


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