The world champion team, Argentina and their visit to a Los Angeles Lakers game in the NBA – La Opinion

The world champion team, Argentina and their visit to a Los Angeles Lakers game in the NBA – La Opinion


The Argentine team took advantage of the recent double FIFA date in March to familiarize yourself with the United States, the nation where the Copa América 2024 will be held from June 20 to July 14 of the current year.

The first contact with American culture took place during his brief stay in Philadelphia. where the Eagles, an American football franchise, received the entire albiceleste team and even had the gesture of giving a t-shirt to the team’s coach, Lionel Scaloni. For the days in Los Angeles, the Albiceleste chose to focus on basketball and went to see a game of the legendary Lakers in the NBA.

A show and reception in style

The Lakers needed a victory to continue with aspirations of obtaining one of the spots towards the Play-In and received the Indiana Pacers at home. The team led by LeBron James, who scored a total of 26 points, ended up winning the match with a score of 150-145.

The players of the Argentine national team were located in a stall behind of one of the two hoops and were able to appreciate first-hand the great plays made by LeBron James. “The world and Copa América champions in the house. “The Champions in LA!” were part of the messages that could be seen from the Lakers to Argentina.

Who was present at the game?

In the images you can see the players wearing the colors of the new clothing of the national team smiling for the camera. Ángel Di María sat next to Nicolás Otamendi and Nahuel Molina, Leandro Paredes experienced the match with Cristian Romero, Emiliano Martínez was in the same row as Germán Pezzella, Guido Rodríguez and Nicolás Tagliafico, Enzo Fernández and Alexis Mac Allister posed alone, in so much so that the young Valentín Barco showed that his friendship with Nicolás Valentini continues to be one of the strongest in the national team.

The famous chant of ‘Give it champion’ was not long in coming in the stadium facilities and it was accompanied by the players who joined with their arms in the air, which lasted a few seconds, but was experienced quite intensely and with a lot of euphoria and joy for the representatives of the southern nation.

After that, it was time for dinner, which was also a special moment. for the Argentine team who were divided between the most experienced players, led by Otamendi and ‘El Fideo’ Di María as the new blood with names like Alejandro Garnacho and Valentín Barco.

A scene to remember was that of the leader Lionel Scaloni interested in a diver yellow from the angelina franchise. “I’ll buy that sweatshirt now. Pablo, do you have money to pay there?” commented the coach before entering the stadium.

Quality time with fans

Some fans who were able to recognize the players of the Argentina national team and they approached them to greet them, ask for some autographs, as well as photographs for posterity and the players attended to them without any problem and with a quite positive and accommodating attitude.

Argentina will be back in action this Tuesday from when they face against the Costa Rica national team at the United Airlines Field at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles after defeating El Salvador 3-0 in the first friendly of the March international window.

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