[SAEN]马穆克拉什维利作为一个表演投篮专家而名声大噪

By Tom Orsborn, Sports reporter | San Antonio Express-News, 2024-04-04 18:57:25

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随着球队阵容因伤病而受到困扰,马刺前锋桑德罗·马穆克拉什维利在轮换中扮演了越来越重要的角色。

能平衡旋转盘子的杂技演员、接飞盘的狗和各种音乐表演都为中场秀增色不少。

但马刺为了改变节奏,可能考虑让前锋桑德罗·马穆克拉什维利在中场休息时留在场上,以娱乐球迷。

“我想在退役后成为 Coyote 的替补,所以我必须尽早开始做准备,”他谈到自己的表演投篮技能时说。

如果马穆克拉什维利真的想在某天穿上那件毛茸茸的戏服——为了覆盖他 6 英尺 10 英寸、240 磅的身躯,那必须非常大——他在简历上肯定会写下他在3 月 26 日奥斯汀马刺队和盐湖城星队之间的 G 联赛比赛中场休息时,投出一个无视防守、经肩背身、半场远的进球的 Instagram 视频。

马穆克拉什维利和马刺队的好几名队友一起参加了这场比赛,以支持奥斯汀农民队在一个两队同在同一座城市的稀有夜晚。中场休息时,犹他爵士队的吉祥物爵士熊,以及盐湖城地区的其他几个吉祥物轮流尝试从半场命中几个表演投篮。吉祥物们发现了坐在场边的马穆克拉什维利、凯尔登·约翰逊、杰里米·索汉和其他马刺球员,便邀请他们加入这场欢乐。

马刺队前锋朱利安·香槟说:“他们就像,‘你想来试试吗?’" “桑德罗一走上去,我就想,‘天哪,他要投了。’”

他的第一次尝试脱靶了,但他的队友们在观看他在训练和投篮后经常投进如此不可思议的进球后,绝不会赌他在离开球场时会失利。为什么他在 2 月 14 日于达拉斯的一次投篮训练结束后,在多伦多进行另一次投篮训练后,从另一个罚球线投出一个无视防守、经肩背身、全场远的进球?

马刺副内容总监泰勒·海尔记录了两次抢眼的进球视频。

香槟在盐湖城说:“就在他放出第二次投篮的那一刻,我们都知道那很不错。”

事实上,确实如此。球迷们也很喜欢。

香槟说:“他经常这样做。”“我从未见过这样的事情。”

马穆克拉什维利展示最早的表演投篮之一是在本赛季早些时候在胜利资本表演中心的一次训练结束时。他在训练后走向更衣室时,将球推到篮筐上方弹向天花板橫梁,再进入篮筐。

马刺队中锋扎克·科林斯说:“他非常有创造力。”“我不知道他是怎么做到的。也许是佐治亚州家乡水里的东西。”

24 岁的马穆克拉什维利说,他成为表演投篮专家的旅程实际上是从佐治亚州首都第比利斯的一个操场上开始的。

他说:“在我家附近的操场上,每个人过去都去那里。”“我们在那里玩 H-O-R-S-E。这就是开始的方式,在玩 H-O-R-S-E 时投表演球。我喜欢投表演球。我投了很多,这对我来说自然而然了。”

马穆克拉什维利表示,乐趣的一部分在于他一丝不苟地找出如何让每一次投篮都恰到好处。

他说:“我觉得这完全是关于本能和找出你是如何投失的,以及如何让它变得更好的,诸如此类的事情。”“很多时候,当我投失时,我可以说出我是如何投失的,以及如何让它变得更好。我只是一种感觉。”

马刺队中锋扎克·科林斯说,“他常常投那些球。有时他不在健身房休息,直到投得恰到好处为止。”

马穆克拉什维利说,他的“拿手投篮”是他曾在盐湖城投中的无视防守、经肩背身、半场远的进球,但他还可以“做很多其他事情”。

他说:“以后我会展示我更多的小花样。”

其中一个可能是将他也喜欢的足球结合起来的投篮。

他说:“把球踢进篮筐总是很棒的。”“但这很多时候很难。我有很多爱好,比如从看台投篮之类的。无论我当时的想象力赋予我什么,我都会尝试去做。”

他说,他希望在下一个版本的吉尼斯世界纪录中留下他的名字,成为投篮距离最远的无视防守、经肩背身球员,就像他曾在达拉斯完成的那样。

他说:“我们必须认证它。”“我们有视频证据。”

随着马刺队饱受伤病困扰,马穆克拉什维利最近已经从板凳席跑到格雷格·波波维奇的轮换阵容中。上周日以 117-113 输给金州勇士的比赛中,他获得了本赛季最好的 25 分钟,得到 10 分和本赛季最高的 11 个篮板,这是他本赛季的第一个两双,也是他三年职业生涯的第四个。

在比赛结束后,波波维奇说:“他就像我最喜欢的球员。”“他无球移动。他切入,他追逐松散球。他打球的方式很有趣。他只是稳步移动。永不停息。”继续阅读:格雷格·波波维奇说,观看马刺队的发展是一件“真正的乐趣”

在周五晚上对阵鹈鹕队的比赛中,预计马穆克拉什维利会再次获得很大一部分时间,此前前锋切迪·奥斯曼在周二客场输给丹佛的比赛中脚踝扭伤。

尽管马穆克拉什维利本赛季大部分时间都没有上场时间,但他说,对上一个夏天与马刺队签署一份为期一年、价值 200 万美元的合同没有任何遗憾。

他说:“我爱这个组织,爱这支球队。”“你只需要做好准备,保持积极性,努力工作。”“偶尔投几个令人惊叹的表演球。”

原文如下:

Mamukelashvili earns fame as a trick-shot artist


Spurs forward Sandro Mamukelashvili has had an increased role in the rotation with the team’s lineup beset by injuries.

Acrobats balancing spinning plates, Frisbee-catching dogs and various musical acts all make for good halftime shows.

But for a change of pace, the Spurs might consider letting forward Sandro Mamukelashvili stay on the court during the break to entertain fans.

“I am going for the Coyote’s spot after I retire, so I had to start early preparing for it,” he said of his skills as a trick-shot artist.

If Mamukelashvili was serious about someday donning the furry costume — and it would have to be a big one to cover his 6-foot-10, 240-pound frame — he would put on his resume the Instagram video of him sinking a no-look, over-the-shoulder, half-court shot at halftime of the March 26 G League game between the Austin Spurs and the Salt Lake City Stars.

Mamukelashvili attended the contest with several of his Spurs teammates to support the Austin farm hands on a rare night in which both teams were in the same city. At halftime, Jazz Bear, mascot of the Utah Jazz, and a few other Salt Lake City-area mascots took turns trying to hit a few trick shots from half court. Spotting Mamukelashvili, Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan and other Spurs sitting courtside, the mascots beckoned them to join in the fun.

"They were like, ‘Do you want to come do it?’ " Spurs forward Julian Champagnie said. "As soon as Sandro walked up there, I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, he’s going to do it.’ "

His first attempt was off the mark, but his teammates weren’t about to bet against him leaving the court a failure after watching him regularly sink such improbable shots following practices and shootarounds. Why he even made a no-look, over-the-shoulder, length-of-court shot after a shootaround on Feb. 14 in Dallas just two days after hitting one from the opposite free-throw line after a shootaround in Toronto.

Spurs associate content director Taylor Hair captured video of both eye-popping baskets.

“As soon as he let go of the second one, we all knew it was good,” Champagnie said in Salt Lake City.

Indeed, it was. And the fans loved it.

“He does it quite often,” Champagnie said. “I have never seen anything like it.”

One of the first trick shots Mamukelashvili unveiled was at the end of a practice earlier this season at the Victory Capital Performance Center. While walking to the locker room after the workout, he propelled the ball up above the rim to ricochet it off a ceiling beam and into the basket.

“He’s very creative,” Spurs center Zach Collins said. “I don’t know how he does it. Maybe it’s something in the water back home in Georgia.”

Mamukelashvili, 24, said his journey to becoming a trick-shot artist did actually start on a playground in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

“In my neighborhood, we had this playground everyone used to go to,” he said. “We were out there playing H-O-R-S-E. That’s how it started, making trick shots while playing H-O-R-S-E. I loved doing trick shots. I shot them so much it just became second nature for me.”

Mamukelashvili said part of the fun is how he painstakingly figures out how to get each shot just right.

“I feel like it is just all about instincts and figuring out how you missed and how you can make it better and stuff like that,” he said. “A lot of times when I miss I can tell how I missed and how I can make it better. I just have a feel for it.”

Said Spurs center Zach Collins, “He works on those shots a lot. He doesn’t leave the gym sometimes until he gets it just right.”

Mamukelashvili said his “go-to shot” is the no-look, over-the-shoulder, half-court one he sank in Salt Lake City but that he can also “do a lot of other stuff.”

“I will show more of my tricks in the future,” he said.

One of those might be a shot that also combines his love of soccer.

“It’s always great kicking the ball into the basket,” he said. “But that’s tough a lot of times. I like a lot of things, shooting from the bleachers and stuff like that. Whatever my imagination gives me at the moment, I try to do it.”

He said he hopes to get his name in the next edition of Guinness World Records for the longest no-look, over-the-shoulder basket, like the one he made in Dallas.

“We got to get it certified,” he said. “We have video evidence.”

With the Spurs plagued by injuries, Mamukelashvili recently moved from the end of the bench into Gregg Popovich’s rotation. He received a season-best 25 minutes in last Sunday’s 117-113 loss to Golden State, finishing with 10 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and the fourth of his three-year career.

“He’s like my favorite player,” Popovich said after the game. "He moves without the ball. He cuts, he goes after loose balls. The way he plays is just fun to watch. He’s just steady movement. It never stops."READ MORE: Gregg Popovich says it’s been a ‘real joy’ watching Spurs develop

Mamukelashvili was expected to receive a good chunk of minutes again in Friday night’s game against the Pelicans after forward Cedi Osman suffered a sprain ankle in Tuesday’s loss at Denver.

Despite his lack of playing time for most of the season, Mamukelashvili said has no regrets about re-signing with the Spurs this past summer on a one-year, $2 million deal.

“I love this organization, love the team," he said. "You’ve just got to stay ready, stay motivated and work hard.”

And make a few jaw-dropping trick shots now and then.

By Tom Orsborn, Sports reporter, via San Antonio Express-News

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