Saturday, February 4, 2023

Adam Smith, Bilbao Basket Player Rhapsody

Adam Smith thoroughly enjoys the experiences gained from his position as professional basketball player. “It has allowed me to travel, get to know many cities and cultures. it’s something i like“, recognizing. Sport has allowed the guard of the Suren Bilbao basket Have lived in Italy, France, Turkey, Greece, Poland and Israel in the last seven yearsSay now Enjoy on and off the pitch what Biscayne Capital has “It’s perfect. neither too big nor too smallyou can walk anywhere in ten minutes and it is ideal for a family stay”, he admits. In its vital chord, His profession co-exists with his other great passion: music., with Master in Music Production at Georgia Tech, in 2019 he recorded Across the Ponda hip hop album Composed of ten songs listenable on platforms like Spotify, “If I put it on in the locker room? No, I try to separate the two worldss. When I play basketball, I completely focus on it”, he laughs.

Smith (08-XI-1992, Jonesboro) He grew up idolizing Allen Iverson. changed the game, Was That special look, the tattoo, the hairstyle… and he was as young as me! I could identify with that.”, Remember. He passed through three universities on his journey to the NCAA, “I started at UNC-Wilmingtona small centre. I had a great freshman year and was able to get into Virginia Tech, a much larger university., I wanted to prove myself at the highest level, compete against the best. I stayed there for three years. I graduated early so I could play one more season and decided it was time to come home.One. I’m from Atlanta and I went to Georgia Tech. It was very special to play in front of my family and friends.“, he admitted. With the Yellow Jackets on that courseShared a team with a brilliant former man in black: Ben Lammers: “Great guy. Extremely quiet but brilliant player. Has an incredible spirit and timing For such a tall player.”

Smith wasted no time during his college experience. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Multimedia Communication -“Audio-visual production, journalism… What I love is the work behind it, especially as it refers to video editing” –, while at his final center he obtained a master’s degree in Music Technology and Production. “I have always been a huge fan of music. It is an important part of my life and also of my family. That’s why I wanted to deepen my knowledge in this field and I accumulated experience in terms of music production, hours in the recording studio…”., In 2017, it’s time for him to make the leap into professionalism, “That time They asked me if I thought the next level was going to be my future and I wasn’t sure, I didn’t think much about it, I focused on my studies and sports. It was towards the end when agents started coming to deliver things to me. I thought about going to the Development League or trying my luck in the NBA summer leagues, but I ended up signing my first contract in Italy.”

Their first destination was Roseto, on the A2, a sparsely populated town (25,000) It came from the college campus. Crossing the pond didn’t cause him any shock or adjustment problems. Unlike the. In that moment, he began a journey that he was able to make thanks to a clue: “Open Mind”. “My father is in the army and we used to travel a lot when he was young. We lived in Hawaii for four years because of his work, so I’ve always been used to change, different experiences, Getting to know many cultures and customs, trying food from different places… actually, it’s something I love, The key is to keep your mind open and know that when you leave home you can’t expect things to be the way they are back home. It’s something that doesn’t make sense, it’s good to try new things”, he summarizes as a philosophy of life. He enjoyed Roseto – “beautiful beach, great food” – and the level of the sport. things got better Finished as second best scorer in A2 with 23.6 points per date.

there it began a long journey that took them through other teams Italy (Orzinuovi, Orlandina and Ravenna), France (Alan Chalon), Turkey (Sokar Petkim and Merkezfendi Denizli), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and Ionikos), Poland (Zielona Gora) and Israel (Hapoel Holon) before landing in Bilbao. “I love living in Europe. I love European basketball, This has allowed me and my family to accumulate many experiences, travel, get to know many countries and cultures. It is unbelievable”, he highlighted. In fact, when asked about some negative experience he had all these years, he asked for time to think about it, nothing in particular came to mind and he finally opted for “trips when I go to Poland”. I was in We also played in the VTB league and sometimes we had to travel by plane and bus to Russia for about 24 hours, in the midst of a very harsh climate.

record an album

Furthermore, this European trip allowed him Fulfill one of your dreams in 2019, publish an album, That Across the Pond Which contains Songs that relate to experiences and experiences of basketball, “I haven’t made music for two or three years without being in the recording studio. Maybe when my career is over I’ll pick it up again. Three years ago I recorded a whole album in Bologna. It was a great experience, a hip-hop album that served as a vehicle to express my feelings, experiences and thoughts. At that time, some American players interested in music met in Italy, we met in Bologna for a few days, we spent a few hours in the studio and the truth is that a good and interesting album came out ”, he recalls fondly.

has now become In a reference to Surane Bilbao BasqueEnjoy the Biscayan capital off the tee, on and off the pitches. “That you have your own culture in the Basque Country makes everything even more interesting.””, he explains, emphasizing that “it offers many possibilities to do activities with our two children, many green areas, parks with swings …, My daughter goes to dance class and she has an incredible timeAnd. And then I have all kinds of stores and of course many restaurants with great food. I’m enjoying them”, And it is that Smith claims to have simple tastes and a desire to try new experiences and sensations at the slightest opportunity: “I love watching movies, I read a lot and, above all, I spend time with my family. I enjoy this experience with him. One of the things we love the most is trying out the cuisines of all the places. We like paella, tortilla and, when I don’t have parties, we like calimotexo, When my parties allow us, we love to go out and soak up the culture of every place.

His experience as a Man in Black is also enriching. “Our fans in the pavilion are impressive and the atmosphere in the locker room is great,” with very nice people. We have an experienced team where we all have the same goals and want to work hard to win all the games. We are all professionals and from day one we blended very well”, he admitted, satisfied with his individual performance and also with the collective: “We are about to finish the first lap and we are close to the top 8. We would like to go higher, But I think we’re doing a pretty solid job. Personally, I feel I am playing pretty well, although I want to do better. That’s how my teammates think about themselves and it needs to improve.

there will be icing win in palau on sunday and get a ticket to the cup, “We have to face it as another game in Barcelona, ​​with the aim of continuing to improve and try to win. We know that if we win we can get the cup prize, but our main goal should be to compete and improve compared to our last game”, he affirmed.

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