The Captains of Mexico City took time to share Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The first Mexican team to participate in an American professional league posted a photo on its official Twitter account at a restaurant in McAllen, Texas, where managers met, technical staff and players to coexist in a celebration of great importance in the American Union.
And it is that the capital club is on tour in the United States as part of the Showcase Cup, the first event of the 2021-2022 season of the NBA G League. Due to travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team moved to the United States to face the full competition (14 matches) as a visitor, although they established a central camp in Fort Worth, Texas.
After the Thanksgiving celebration the team went into a short period of hiatus due to the FIBA qualifying window for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. All the current American leagues (except the NBA) stopped their activities to make way for the playoffs. Capitanes will contribute five players to their respective national teams: Mike Torres (Dominican R.), Fabián Jaimes (Mexico), Moisés Andriassi (Mexico), Garly Sojo (Venezuela) and Jordan Howard (Puerto Rico). The five basketball players will return to the Capitanes rally between December 1 and 3 to prepare for the next series: against the Birmingham Squadron (December 5 and 7).
“It is a stage of knowledge”
Fabián Jaimes appeared in a video-press conference about his call-up with the Mexican National Team to face the World Cup qualifying rounds. The former Panteras de Aguascalientes player spoke about the difference between playing in G League with Capitanes with the ’12 Warriors’: “It has helped me to get to know, look for another type of game and take advantage of the minutes that are given. I really liked the experience, sharing with NBA players, who have been in the best league. That helps a lot and makes you grow. I like to transmit that to all my colleagues “.