Jerebko smashes Euro stereotypes


Yesterday I was posting a link to an article about U18 player Christopher Czerapowicz. Today we go overseas to follow an article about our first Swedish NBA-player Jonas Jerebko, playing for the Pistons.

On the official page of Detroit Pistons there is an article (4/10 -2009) written by Keith Langlois, Jerebko smashes Euro stereotypes – Swede Delight.

Below are some quotes from the article and I’m sure that you will find it interesting and go on and read the article on the Pistons’ web page.

“It starts with some dynamic flexibility,” Kander said. “How high they can lift their feet against a wall. They’ve got to really reach up and he was doing the splits. He looked like Jean Claude Van Damme with the blond hair flowing. It was like … wow!”
Arnie Kander

Not bad for a guy from Sweden, where as Jerebko said in the first few days of training camp, basketball is perhaps the No. 7 or 8 sport. Not bad for a European, who – or so the stereotype goes, at least – are supposed to be more cerebral than athletic.
Keith Langlois

“He runs like Dennis Rodman to me a little bit,” he said. “Just that beautiful, loping stride. He can do some unbelievable things when you watch him scrimmage, go off one foot and dunk.”
Arnie Kander

Tonight (in one hour) at 7.30 PM EST US time, or 1.30 AM CET, Jonas and his Pistons starts the pre-season at home versus Miami Heats. I believe it’s possible to follow the game on through their web radio.

For the Swedish readers there is an article in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet yesterday (4/10 – 2009) about his NBA debut.