a few years ago you knew in Berlin, what a special basketball player you had in your youth team. Moritz Wagner went to school, but also on the parquet floor. He came earlier to the Training, he was honing his skills, if his teammates were already in the shower, and in 2014 at the age of 17, became the then-youngest Bundesliga player in the club's history. "The boys already had a large workload," said Alba's youth coach Sebastian Trzcionka a few months ago. "Moritz was not a burden."
Today, Moritz Wagner still comes early in the hall. But everything is a bit bigger, a bit shrill. He is now 21 years old and when he starts Training, there is usually someone who has started earlier. "I was, like, seven in the hall and in the weight room, LeBron was for three-quarters of an hour at Work," Wagner told "Dazn" of his first Meeting with LeBron James. "I remember how my heart beat. I'm also a Fan.“
A Fan, for half a year for one of the most legendary Basketball Teams in the world plays. At the end of June, the Los Angeles Lakers have the Berliner in the Draft, the annual selection of Talent in the U.S. professional League NBA, at 25. Selected. Family and friends had accompanied him to New York, and the first hug was for his brother Franz, who has replaced him now as the youngest Albanian players. Several times a week, the two talk to each other. "He had to get used to the Situation, to the whole of life in LA," says Franz Wagner.
A great Show
this process helps to Moritz Wagner to its open, self-conscious, but the ground showed constant. Lakers-in-chief Earvin "Magic" Johnson, in the eighties, even five-Time champion with the Lakers, the obligation of Wagner, especially of the mental abilities impressed. "He is a really smart basketball player and a workhorse," Johnson said. He is suddenly standing next to legends of the sport like Johnson or James, it must process the Wagner, but still. Los Angeles have the stereotype to be a great Show. "All drive the coolest car, all the know all," says Wagner. "This has been confirmed."
It is quite a contrast to the University of Michigan, where he spent the last three years. With the Wolverines, he reached in the spring when "March Madness" the final of the College championship. In Michigan, the "Moe Madness broke out, at the latest, according to the semi-finals, as he scored the first player since Larry Bird and Hakeem Olajuwon 20 points and 15 Rebounds,". The defeat in the final, changed in front of almost 70,000 spectators, nothing.
In the case of the Lakers Fans, Wagner has not triggered such enthusiasm. After an injury in the preparation, he is in the midst of a difficult adjustment process to the NBA. At the beginning of December get him his first points, much to the delight of his teammates, who celebrated it like they won the championship. "He has just learned how to ride a bike," said LeBron James metaphorically. Moritz Wagner is still the baddest car, but it is a start in the glamorous world of the LA Lakers. Julian gravespage 1 of 5 next page are our winner of the sports year 2018 A freestyle enchanted German tennis history, Fans, opponents, and self-excited, Always lost, always article on a page read