The CSKA Moscow vs Mega Mozzart 2022 International Club Friendly Games match will be held on September 23, 8:00 PM (International Time) and September 23, 10:30 PM (Indian Time).
The CSKA Moscow vs Mega Mozzart 2022 International Club Friendly Games match will take place on September 23, i.e on Friday. The war in Ukraine and the imprisonment of the W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner in Russia have roiled geopolitics and all but shut down the pipeline of American female professionals playing in Russian leagues to earn far more than they can make in the United States. But Russians can still see Americans on their courts: Dozens of male players, including some with N.B.A. experience, are looking past the international conflicts and signing deals there, saying their careers and potential earnings are separate from politics. At least one American woman is also playing in Russia this season, for the same club that Griner played with in the country. “Russia wasn`t my first choice to come to,” said Joe Thomasson, 29, one of the American men playing in Russia. “It wouldn`t have been anybody`s first choice to come to if you were American, just dealing with the situation of Brittney Griner.”
Although several agents did not respond to requests to be interviewed about their players in Russia, those who did identify roughly 30 American men`s basketball players who were competing or planning to soon compete in the country, about twice as many as usual. They can earn over $1 million and often get apartments and cars for free. Heurtel was playing for France last Sunday when they lost the EuroBasket final to Spain. He has also won an Olympic silver medal and a Eurobasket gold medal. He became a free agent after a troubled season at Real Madrid. He was temporarily suspended from Real for disciplinary reasons and did not appear in the final months of the season. His previous stint with Barcelona in Spain also ended badly in 2021. Two other French internationals, Livio Jean-Charles, who joined CSKA Moscow, and Louis Laveyli, who joined Kazan, have moved to Russian clubs. Later, in July, the FFBB decided not to select any players to remain active until the end of the war. Signed for a Russian or Belarusian club in Ukraine.
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The CSKA Moscow vs Mega Mozzart 2022 International Club Friendly Games match will be held on September 23, 8:00 PM (International Time) and September 23, 10:30 PM (Indian Time). Fans can live stream the match on ESPN.
CSKA Moscow: Johannes Voigtmann, Nikola Milutinov, Joel Bolomboy, Nikita Kurbanovm, Alexey Shved
Mega Mozzart: C. Malcolm, D. Nikola, M. Rudan, A. Rorie, U. Aleksa