Carlos Cabezas is now eternal in Carpena – CVBJ


10/24/2021 at 8:38 p.m. CEST


Malaga base Charlie Heads, historical player of Unicaja and world champion in 2006 with the Spanish team, which has just ended his career, was honored this Sunday at half-time of the match against Barça played at the Martín Carpena pavilion, where in an act moving the He took off his jersey, which will be worn from today at the top of the hall with the number ’10’ next to the number ‘5’ of another legend of the Andalusian club, his former teammate Berni Rodriguez.

It was one of the most emotional days for Marbella, who after leaving basketball for good this summer at 40, still had to live the afternoon in which surrounded by friends, former teammates and the Heat from his hobby rose to the top of the flag the jersey he defended for ten seasons on the track where he won three titles with Unicaja (Korac Cup, King Cup and ACB League).

The composition pavilion, with a large influx of an audience devoted to their idol, lived up to the tribute. Heads He was accompanied by his family and some of his former teammates on the track, like him from Malaga Berni Rodriguez, who dedicated a few words to him in Movistar, evoking the withdrawal of his bib: “I felt a little lonely up there. Carlos deserved it, he’s a historic player & rdquor ;.

Other basketball players of his time who shared a locker room with him like the Argentinian Walter Hermann and spanish Fran Vázquez, Jesus Lazarus or the current president of the Spanish Basketball Federation, George Garbajosa – who presented him with a commemorative team jersey – were also present at the foot of the track, in addition to the president of Unicaja, Antoine Jesus Lopez grandson.

Unicaja projects in the video markers a video with images of his golden stage at the club and several congratulatory messages from Boza Maljkovic, trainer who made his debut; Sergio Scariolo, his trainer in Malaga and during his stay in Russia, or players like Pau Gasoline, Veljko Mrsic or argentina Grandpa Sanchez.

When it was his turn to take the microphone, Heads, visibly excited and with the whole crowd standing, he said, “I’d rather play than be here, I’m super nervous. I never dreamed of this when I was little & rdquor ;. He thanked everyone: club, family and supporters, who have always carried him “in flight”.

The Malaga man, who made his debut precisely against Barca when he was still a promising youngster in 2000, retires being the second player who has played the most games with Unicaja (505), only passed by Berni Rodriguez, with whom he will now share a roof and a legacy in the club.