“Ibon has a plan, Ibon has a plan”. That has been the chant of the Unicaja fans who came to Badalona to cheer on their idols in a historic Cup won against all odds after eliminating Barcelona and Real Madrid and beating a rival who almost always chokes on them in the decisive match, the Lenovo Tenerife of the ex: Jaime Fernández, Salin, Abromaitis and Shermadini.
Huge prize after years of mediocrity and a quick return to its roots promoted by its president, Antonio Jesús López Nieto. Do not stop believing even in the worst moments. Emotional tears from Perry, Kakinoski, Osetkowski, the phlegmatic shooter… and of course Tyson Carter. Hurricane Sump, the player of the match who got his team into the fight with three incredible triples when it seemed that the canaries were leaving the rhythm of the always colossal Marcelinho Huertas with a 14-0 run that made it 53-44 almost impossible. But of course, Ibon had a plan.
Los Mijitas, the lively rock that accompanies and puts on music and art to lift the spirits of the fans, did not stop connecting with the players to transmit energy to them. Thomas’ steal, Alberto’s defense, colossal rebounds from Kravish and a triple from Barreiro (69-74) of those who decide.
With everything almost decided, the seconds became long. And if Tenerife goes back? And if they get nervous? But not. The people from Malaga maintained their serenity to win their second Copa del Rey since that of 2005 in Zaragoza, “On Thursday we began to write a story that should have a happy ending,” said Juanma Rodríguez, the sports director, who has signed nine players in a project with signs of lasting. Ten if we add Sima, who came for the injured Lima. Unicaja has given Malaga joy by winning a Copa del Rey of tremendous merit, of monumental dimensions. Unicaja, as López Nieto predicted, is bothering the greats again. and his copy green tide raising morale and making your hair stand on end with the beautiful anthem by Pablo Lopez Your flag.