He is the only player to have scored in the NBA despite the disease he keeps under control. The terrible discovery in 2012, has never stopped taking the field in the USA, Italy, France, Poland and Turkey ever since
Tortona – He played in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, in his youth was in the team with Kevin Durant, then his career led him to travel halfway around the world, from Puerto Rico to Israel, passing through Poland, France and Turkey. In ten years, he has often passed through Italian teams including Pesaro, Turin, Reggiana and Trieste (where he was a companion of Jamarr Sanders). Now the veteran Chris Wright, 32, is a Bertram Derthona member.
Mind-boggling numbers for the 185 cm high play: in double figures as an average points, captures 5 rebounds per game and fans as many assists. He holds a record: being the first player with multiple sclerosis to score in the NBA. A disease that he is keeping under control and that has never affected him.
Indeed: since 2012 in which the doctors diagnosed his situation (he had inexplicably fallen to the ground on the parquet), he has never lost heart. He follows a strict diet, has to undergo visits and take medications which in some cases force him to recharge his batteries for the following day. But, once on the pitch, he has energy to spare. The best season in Poland, where he reached 18.6 points per race. Numbers that come from afar, that is, since it made itself known in the US in a knockout match that opened important doors for him.
Wright’s arrival in black and white, which joins that of Tyler Cain and the renewal of Jalen Cannon (Jamarr Sanders had already extended the contract until 2022), allows Bertram to have 4 foreigners out of the 6 that she will have at the beginning season. A reinforcement on the outside and one in the long section are still awaited. But the development of the roster for the 6 Italians is also very interesting: Severini and Mascolo are still on contract until 2022, while Filloy is the third pawn.
However, the market is in turmoil and in the next few hours Joseph Mobio, winger / guard last year in Udine (almost 4 points per race for the 1998 boy) and Riccardo Cattapan, 24, already in Turin and Casale (in rossoblù under Ramondino’s wing) that would marry well under the planks thanks to its 213 centimeters. A great sidekick for Cain and the other incoming foreigner.
The last piece would be missing: it seems that the negotiations with Tavernelli can go on, but given the high number of possibilities in the roles of the children, Bertram could turn to another name. With the play seats occupied, it remains to be understood if the captain can bring quality to the guard department.
For the rest, Cannon will go to make the wing as well as Severini, giving coach Ramondino a truly enviable firepower. The start of the retreat has been broadly identified: the location will be decided in the coming weeks, but the idea is to meet around mid-August, to prepare for the round of Super Cup in early September.