Capela: I'd love to be a soccer pundit
- NBAs Clint Capela chats to FIFA.com about his love of football
- He raves about Henry, Mbappe, Pulisic, Ronaldo, Shaqiri & Weah
- Capela dreams of a career in football after hes quit basketball
Clint Capela spent the middle months of 2018 negotiating a 90 million contract to continue slam-dunking a Spalding ball alongside The Beard and CP3, AKA James Harden and Chris Paul, in a breathtaking Houston Rockets side. If hed had it his way, the 6ft 10ins center would have been kicking a Telstar 18 for Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup.
Capela, indeed, is as big a football fan as he is a human. While Lebron James was practising baskets in the warm-up at the STAPLES Center last month, the 24-year-old was doing a crowd-wowing keepy-up routine with that 22-ounce, size 7 ball. His Instagram account is decorated with photos of him with Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Thierry Henry, Kaka, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo. Hes filled every Panini sticker album from Korea/Japan 2002 onwards. And despite living the exhausting, road trip-jammed life of an NBA player, he plays EA Sports FIFA video game like a pro and watches football galore on TV.
After hitting a game-high 24 points against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Capela chatted to FIFA.com about his first sporting love.
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