At the age of 47, Arvydas Sabonis is still going strong and once again practising with the Lithuanian national team in the training camp in Houston. The President of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) dropped his suit and tie, jumped into a pair of running shoes and joined the team for an actual practice.
Even though Sabas will not be going to be with the team on the court in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Venezuela, coach Kestutis Kemzura values his input and the hands-on approach to the team.
“I think it has a good effect on the players. When they see him on TV, they don’t really realize how big he is. You only understand it, when he is next to you. His authority is helping too. I think it gives the players extra composure and motivation. I’m overjoyed with his help,” said Kemzura.
Just days ago, Sabonis was trying out his aim with a machine gun in a meeting with the Minister of Defence to announce co-operation. You can check out the photos from the Rukla Military Base in our photo gallery.
We would like to thank Tomas Tumalovičius for this amazing video. You can find more moments from the national team's life at Krepšinio Širdis Facebook page.