Saturday, November 06, 2010

Fabricio Oberto leaves basketball by heart problems

Fabricio Oberto Cordoba pivot reported today at Portland Trail Blazers authorities retirement basquetbolística activity "for coronary problems, after this NBA team to hire him for 15 days for this season's American League.

The reasons for withdrawal are due to recurrent heart rhythm problems affecting it for more than a year. The first official notification came from your own website from Portland to 21 in Argentina and although his health problems were known, the recent hiring of the Blazers seemed to have turned these limitations to play.

"I took this decision to put my health and my family ahead of basketball. I am withdrawing because of my recurring cardiac arrhythmias, later confirmed the player himself.

The last act of these arrhythmias episodic Oberto experienced it last Tuesday, when he suffered dizziness for the last 3 minutes and 55 seconds that was played against the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino.

The Blazers were imposed for 90 to 76 and their contribution in that short time in court for only showed a rebound to the statistics.

Following these doctors of dizziness Blazers had forbidden him to play the next game against Oklahoma, so the game was two days before the last of his prolific career, which I knew to see Olympic champion and world runner-up with the Argentine national team, winning national championships with "his" Athens, Cordoba and Spanish leagues and also a ring with San Antonio Spurs NBA next to bahiense Emanuel Ginobili.

Oberto suffered heart problems in San Antonio Spurs (he spent four seasons) and last year, when an activist in the Washington Wizard, had surgery on heart.

At the beginning of the 2010-2011 season was without a team and despite receiving a tempting offer from Turkey (one million euros for a one year contract) decided to wait, since their aim was to finish in the NBA.

That hope was short lived because a week after the offer came from Portalnd Trail Blazers. The salary was one million dollars.

In this way, and 35, Oberto became the third member of the "golden generation" that won the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 to abandon the activity with all the glory.

Hugo Sconochini preceded him and Alejandro Montecchia.

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