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Another diary- 8th December AGAIN about bball

05 décembre 2003


Sébastien, tu es invité par Tony Parker pour assister samedi au match Miami/Spurs. Depuis que TP est arrivé en NBA, tu as suivi de près son évolution…
Oui, Tony attaque sa troisième année en NBA. Dès sa première année rookie, il a intégré le cinq de départ au bout de quelques matchs. Et cette année, il a gagné le titre. C’est vraiment génial. J’ai suivi les play-offs parce que Tony est français et que c’est un super joueur. Le voir de près, ça va être très sympa, surtout que nous n’avons jamais eu l’occasion de nous rencontrer. J’espère que je vais bien en profiter. J’adore le basket NBA, l’ambiance y est excellente.

Contrairement à ce que tu avais prévu, tu n’assisteras pas au match de ce soir contre Orlando.
J’avais envie d’y aller mais il y a plus de 3h de route. Ce n’était pas raisonnable. Ce n’est pas grave, c’est déjà très sympa que je puisse assister au match contre Miami, même si les Heat n’ont pas une super équipe en ce moment.

Comment vois-tu la saison en venir ?
San Antonio a une chance de conserver son titre. Mais pour ça, il faudra battre les Lakers. Avec Payton, Malone, O’Neal et Bryant, ils ont une sacrée équipe. Mais l’affaire Bryant peut tout changer. Il faut voir ce qui va se passer pour lui dans les mois à venir. A mon avis, c’est encore une équipe de l’Ouest qui remportera le titre. New Jersey arrivera peut-être une nouvelle fois en finale mais depuis que les Bulls de Jordan ont explosé, c’est à chaque fois la même chose, l’Ouest s’impose. C’est d’ailleurs dommage que le championnat se joue sur deux conférences. Vous imaginiez s’il y avait une finale Lakers/Spurs ? Ça serait vraiment super.

Passons au tennis et à la reprise de l’entraînement.
Tout va bien, je suis en pleine forme. Je me suis bien reposé pendant les vacances. Depuis mardi, j’ai repris l’entraînement avec Thierry (Tulasne). Je fais un tennis et un physique par jour. Ça va durer deux semaines et après, durant la troisième semaine, je ferai un peu plus de tennis que de physique.

Avec qui tapes-tu la balle ?
Je suis avec deux français qui participent à la fin de l’année à l’Orange Bowl. Et mercredi, Tsonga est arrivé. Je m’entraîne encore avec eux demain. Après, ils prennent la direction de Miami pour disputer un tournoi.

Physiquement, ce n’est pas trop dur ?
J’ai un peu souffert parce que je n’avais pas touché la raquette depuis Bercy. C’était un peu difficile au début, j’avais besoin de me remettre dans le bain. Mais maintenant, tout va bien. Ce qui est intéressant, c’est que ça faisait plusieurs années que je n’avais pas eu un mois devant moi pour me préparer. C’est très important pour la saison à venir.

Séb Grosjean ; Arnaud Clément ; Guillermo Coria; Marcos Baghdatis; Jo Jo Tsonga
Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick are arrogant pigs

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Re: New Diary...All Seb talks about is basketball!

What a weird interview...who cares about basketball?!! He's turning sooooooooo american....But he's practising with some of the juniors and ex junior Jo Jo so thats cute!!!!
Sebastien, Tony Parker invited you to go to the Miami/Spurs match. You seem to have been following Tony Parker closely since he started playing NBA?
Yeah, this is Tony’s 3rd year playing the NBA. Even since his first year as a rookie, hes been playing as part of the 5 players on the team in some matches. And this year, he won a title. It’s really good. I followed some of the play offs because Tony is French and he’s a really good player. To see him play in person, it’s really good, especially because we have never met before. I hope that I’ll enjoy it. I love NBA, it’s a really good atmosphere.


That’s different to what you first planned on doing, you won’t go to the match against Orlando tonight?
I wanted to go to that but its more than 3 hours away. I thought that was a bit much. It doesn’t matter, it’s already great that I can go to the match against Miami even if the Heat aren’t playing that great at the moment.

How do you see the upcoming season?
San Antonio has a chance to defend their title. But if they want to do that, they’re going to have to beat the Lakers. With Payton, Malone, O’Neal and Bryant, they have an excellent team. But with the Bryant issue, it could change everything. We’ll have to see how he goes in the next few months. In my opinion, I still think a team from the west will win the title. New Jersey may bring something different, but ever since the Bulls and Jordan came onto the scene, its always been a team from the west who have dominated. Can you imagine if it’s a Lakers/Spurs final? It would be really good.

So whats happening with your tennis and your return to training?
Everything’s going good…I’m in good form. I had a good rest when I was on holiday. I started training again on Tuesday with Thierry. I’m playing a bit of tennis as well as physical work every day. I’ll keep doing that for 2 weeks and then the week after that, I’ll be concentrating more on tennis than the physical work.

Who have you been hitting up with?
I’m with two frenchies who were playing in the Orange Bowl. And Wednesday, Tsonga came too. I’m training with them tomorrow. After that, Theyre off to Miami.

Physically, its not too hard?
It’s been a bit difficult because I hadn’t touched my racquet since Bercy. It was hard at the start. But now its alright. The interesting thing is that I havent had this month to be able to prepare (for next year) for the past years. It’s really important and will be good for the upcoming year.

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Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick are arrogant pigs

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

hahah straaaaaaaaaange man

"arnaud, you're moving as fast a rash!" "like a what?!?!"

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hmm, let's hope he doesn't get trampled on by basketball players twice his size!!
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Why is it strange ? He likes basketball, that's all. But I have to precise that his website is managed by "sportifsonline", which manages too the one of Tony Parker (and another people). Maybe the journaslit wanted to make publicity.
Another precision, Tony Parker plays in san antonio spurs, the team who is champion NBA ! Since their title, Parker is a star in France.

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

LOL!!!

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

Just heard Seb is playing in Netherlands 16th Feb

go should lizanne!

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

oh that are great news. i´m going to see him there. hope arnaud also will play there
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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

hopefully!!!

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

marine i found it strange coz it's such an unusual interview....like not onlly is it not really about tennis, it's not even asking other personal questions which journos usually ask...but you've put it into perspective more with the website business

"arnaud, you're moving as fast a rash!" "like a what?!?!"

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

Basketball ....

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lol...I agree.
Fortunatly soccer is more famous in Europe !
(allez Monaco !!!)

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

marine youre bbacccckkk
i thought it was weird coz i didnt know he was so into bball...thats all

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

I've got two words: why basketball??? I'm so happy I live in Europe and don't have to pretend to be interested in basket...football's much more my style. It's a strange interview all right. Even if I'm fond of hearing more about his personal tastes and hobbies, I just can't understand how anyone can watch basket and not fall asleep! Explains the odd preference for wearing his cap back-to-front, though...

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Re: New Diary...Seb talking about basketball...*rolls eyes*

hahah nah ulla he started wearing his hat back to front coz he had long hair and he said it was easier to just turn his hat backwards so it didnt get in the way but i was annoyed coz we saw him at AO this year and it was like 33 degrees or something and i was so tempted to yell out to him to turn his hat the right way again or u'll get burnt!!!!!!!
very caringi am lol its so stupid when players dont wear hats in that weather ..i'm surprised that they hardly ever get burnt?!

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Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick are arrogant pigs

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