Luis Scola: ‘Optimism is Gone’
Until a higher power steps in, however, NBA players have been limited to playing for fun and charity, as a few dozen did on Sunday before about 5,000 filling Delmar Fieldhouse.
“Optimism is gone,” Luis Scola said. “We should be playing a real NBA game right now and I’m not. Even if we go back to play, it’s not good. It’s just the best we can get out of the situation. We should be playing a whole season.”
Scola said he has considered playing again in Europe, but has postponed that sort or move until he knew he would be staying overseas long term with an entire NBA season lost.
“It’s been hard,” he said. “I’m a player. This is my job. It is also my passion. The only thing we can do now is wish we can get a deal soon, or at least look for some closure. The week by week thing is what is affecting me psychologically and physically, too.”