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Matisse Thybulle has become a cult hero as an NBA rookie and could soon play for the Boomers.



When Kyrie Irving was first selected in the 2011 NBA draft, Australian basketball fans imagined a world in which the Star Point Guard moved to green and gold.

He was born in Australia, but there was never much hope. Just the hope of a fool.

Unfortunately, he moved to the United States at the age of two and was good enough to get the qualification for her. Why should I stay playing for boomers when gold medals were effectively guaranteed when the American team formed?
Everything turned out to be true when he won the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Gold with the Americans. However, there was no need to be expelled because it would never really happen.

In 2020, Australian basketball seems to have longed for an NBA rookie once it stopped at a Melbourne airport, but this time it is different.

Matisse Thybulle is the real deal and talked about his enthusiasm for the possibility of playing for Australia.
During the All-Star weekend, Ben Simmons announced that he had worked on his Philadelphia 76ers teammate, who was born in the United States but moved to Australia at the age of two and spent seven years in the country before of the Olympic Games this year.


Simmons said without a doubt that Thybulle would "play for Australia," which seemed a false confidence, until Thybulle spoke with AAP about the possibility of joining the boomers of the 2020 games (assuming they really happen).

"I think it will be an exciting opportunity," he said.
"My Australian passport is valid, my citizenship is still active."

His Philadelphia coach, Brett Brown, was recently (and controversial) appointed to train the Australian men's team.

It was thought that this was a step to secure Simmon's place in the team, but now it is a double task in the hope of bringing together two elite talents on the international stage.

"It's really exciting that they support me and that I should play and be part of that," Thybulle said, claiming he would make a call at the end of the season to see if he was going to Tokyo.

And while Simmons is one of the NBA's unicorns, a unique beast that the NBA had never seen before, Thybulle was something the league always had, but Australia never did.

The 22-year-old is 1.96 meters tall and plays bigger thanks to a wing-like wingspan of Inspector Gadget of 2.1 meters.

He also has athletics that can compete with other NBA swingers and the kind of instincts on the court that can't be taught but can have a serious impact on winning basketball.

Source :ِABC

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