12 February 2015 – Yesterday Valencia Basket received Russian powerhouse Lokomotiv Kuban in Eurocup. Although the Last32 was already decided and there was nothing at stake it was a good test case for both teams and it was a close and enjoyable game that was decided only in the last seconds in favor of the Russian team.
After the game I received autographs on my custom cards from Anthony Randolph, Malcolm Delaney, Derrick Brown and Richard Hendrix. What I was also very excited about was meeting Sergei Bazarevich. I started collecting basketball cards in 1994 and my first set was Collector’s Choice. I vividly remember one of the odd-ones-out from that year was this 29-year-old Russian rookie with a big moustache who had actually already gone through an entire career in Europe. I was very pleased to meet him and he very kindly signed that very rookie card and a custom card.