Spain defeated France in Berlin on Sunday in the Eurobasket final, the top basketball competition of the European team, and won the title for the fourth time in its history. In a campaign worthy of a movie, with close games and sensational turns, nothing is fairer than a real movie star as the highlight of the team and with the celebration of Adam Sandler.
Forward Honcho Hernangomez, also known for playing ‘Beau Cruz’ in the film ‘Throw High’ produced by Adam Sandler and LeBron James, was the scorer in the final.
The Spanish NBA athlete had 27 points, 21 of them on three-pointers, with a streak of six consecutive shots from the three-point line in the second quarter, which will surely leave the character of Adam Sandler, his coach, in the movie. , proud The actor even congratulated his ‘disciple’ on his performance in a post on Twitter
To top off the red carpet-worthy night, Honcho’s older brother, Willy Hernangomez, was named the pageant’s MVP, Most Valuable Player.
And Honcho’s story takes on an even more cinematic outline when it comes to his NBA career. The athlete has not yet been able to establish himself in the biggest basketball league in the world. In his final season with the Utah Jazz, his performance fell short of expectations and he was eventually released. However, just before the start of the Eurobasket controversy, the Spaniard signed with the Toronto Raptors for the 2022/2023 season and is reaching the peak again, after winning the European tournament. A true story of redemption.
‘Throw High’ was released in June 2022 on Netlfix. The film tells the saga of agent Stanley Sugarman, played by Sandler, who is looking for a new star for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA. He finds Beau Cruz, played by Honcho, playing in Spain and takes him to the United States. The film also has the presence of several basketball players who act.