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It was tough for Budinger to put volleyball in the backseat, especially after he had recently captured his national accolade. Yet, he also thought his best chance at success was sticking with just one athletic obligation. The Pistons took him 44th and then he was promptly traded to the Rockets later on draft night.
It was very soft on your legs and your knees and your ankles, but also it was really good for your muscles. The two would frequently be teammates in four-on-four casual matches. Rosenthal had represented the U. Despite Budinger having no professional volleyball experience, Rosenthal was rather impressed with his play.
The seeds of a radical idea were planted shortly after at Shellback Tavern—a beachside watering hole gracing the edge of the Manhattan Beach pier. The basketball player who recorded a The injuries eroded his confidence in the later stage of his NBA career, and then effectively ended it.
Not yet ready to give up on his hoop dreams, however, Budinger explored options elsewhere. He ended up choosing Baskonia in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. I remember my first couple months there, my first two months, I was having a really difficult time with it just getting adjusted. So I had a whole chunk of the day by myself in a foreign country trying to waste time until practice. I really had to pick up some hobbies, watched a lot of movies, did a lot of walking, lot of going to different coffee places in the morning just to waste some time.
While he was waiting for offers from prospective teams, he received a phone call with a different type of offer in mind. After seeing how well they co-existed on the court, Rosenthal made up his mind.
But why would a year-old Olympian take a chance at this point in his career with a first-time pro? They went on to win their next three matches at the event before falling in their final contest vs.
Budinger and Rosenthal are already in a tricky position for a Tokyo Olympics spot with the U. One of the two spots will likely go to Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena.
The other is viewed as up for grabs, but it will be a dogfight, especially for a team that was established only a few months ago.
But right now the way I approach volleyball right now is one day at a time and one tournament at a time.
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