NBA All Star 2021: Facundo Campazzo, chosen as Rising Star


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NBA All Star 2021: Facundo Campazzo, chosen as Rising Star

Facundo Campazzo is in its first season in the NBA and it never ceases to amaze. The Denver Nuggets base, within the framework of the NBA All Star 2021, was selected for the Rising Star, an exhibition game that this year will not be played due to the special protocol for COVID-19, but that brings together the best players in their first two years in the league.

The 29-year-old from Cordoba was chosen in a vote in which all the main technical assistants of each franchise participate. And he had to play as a member of the Rest of the World team against a team made up of Americans.

In any case, if the duel could have been played, Facu would not have been able to be there because he is isolated, within the framework of the coronavirus protocol, because he was in close contact with his partner RJ Hampton.


The other Argentines chosen in NBA history

Facu Campazzo is the eighth Latino and the fourth Argentine to be chosen for the game that brings together the best debutants. The first was Manu Ginobili, and he was followed by Chapu Andrés Nocioni and Luis Scola.

Since 2012, with the election of Brazilian Thiago Splitter, a Latino was not chosen for this party.


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