Exchanging a hoop for a ring
Former Rebels basketball star Kaspars Kambala turns pro in boxing
Así lo muestra el sol de Las Vegas un ex-basquetbolista cambia el aro por un ring, y según dice la nota podría ser un hit o atinarle al golpe para cambiar de deporte.
De pesos pesados el show se ha ido difuminando y aquí habra un nuevo contendiente, ¿podra lograr algo positivo?
Aqui su profile:
Kaspars Kambala File
- Age: 29
- Height: 6-foot-9
- Weight: 270 pounds
- Hometown: Riga, Latvia
- Residence: Henderson
- Family: Parents Elita and Guntars; wife Jessica; sons DeAndre, 15, and Angelo, 3.
- Basketball: Scored 98 points in a youth league game in Riga … a Rebel from 1998 to 2001; his 921 rebounds are fourth on UNLV’s career list … his .645 touch from the field in 1998-99 is fourth on the school’s single-season shooting list … led the team in scoring in 1999-2000 (18.5 average) and 2000-01 (16.9) … member of the Latvian national team in EuroBasket tournaments in 2001 (finished eighth) and 2003 (finished 13th) … after UNLV, played for Efes Pilsen, Real Madrid, UNICS Kazan and Fenerbahce in Europe … did not want to talk about being suspended by the International Basketball Federation for 24 months after testing positive for metabolites of cocaine in December 2006.
- Boxing: Remembers watching Larry Holmes as a kid. “I liked how he moved,” Kambala says, “how he got that jab in and out.” He also liked Ernie Shavers. “And Ali, obviously, was the best,” Kambala says. He is devoting his attention to boxing and has no plans to return to basketball.