Slaughter and Mohammed: and met again

Slaughter and Mohammed: and met again …
Thousands of days. From California to Madrid distant. Alhaji Mohammed and Marcus Slaughter were two university. Now, are two professionals seeking success in the Endesa League. And their lives met again

Writing, 3 Oct. 2012. – Real Madrid defeated Marcus Slaughter on Wednesday Valladolid White Wheel of Alhaji Mohammed. Though it sounds odd to talk about their equipment when the first did not score a single basket and the second ended with -3 valuation. And of course, when a certain Nikola Mirotic breaks records with 46 valuation. History is on their reunion. Or rather, in their second encounter. Because, the first …
So many years later …

A Californian based in Europe and raised in Chicago and Ghana from Kuwait reunite in Endesa Headquarters in Madrid several years after they met for the first time. Continuous and burst out laughing. And jump over one another.
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The dunk contest from Marcus Slaughter and Alhaji Mohammed, which were used as an obstacle to enlarge mutually their jumps to the basket, it was only a reflection of the comradely way in which both players coexisted throughout the morning. Upon arrival at the track for training prior to the competition and seemed best friends out of a life together in school. While that may be the feeling that awakens Slaughter talking to anyone. Show a passionate man of irrepressible laughter, loving gestures, conversation arrollante only interrupted by laughter. Mohammed tried to keep up.

“Do you remember when we met in those workouts in California?” Asked the new player Madrid to Valladolid. Yes, of course I remember. And this strange place, a massive makeshift basketball court in the central courtyard of a huge office, had re-crossed thousands of days later. Their conversation and not stop. Even when James Gist joined them.
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“We met in Los Angeles for many years and it’s nice to see you again after so long,” Slaughter explained after the contest. “We met at a training in California when we were in college,” explained Mohammed.

Then took very separate paths.
Slaughter, man of laughter

It takes but a second to attract attention. Showman nature, lives with incredible desire to please. “I try to enjoy every minute. Life is short. Never know what can happen, so I enjoy every day,” he explained, and recently escaped from a (credible) self-help book.

Trained at the San Diego State University, began his career in the Turkish Pinar Karsiyaka. Then lived a short time in the Hapoel Jerusalem, before joining the French Gravelines. Then, in 2008-09, he went to Germany, to the ranks of Bremerhaven, before returning to France. First to Le Havre and then to Nancy, where he landed in the White Wheel Valladolid. His good season, seasoned with the Trophy Top5 most spectacular player, earned him the jump to the Euroleague, the Brose Baskets hand, with which they won the league and German Cup. “Last season was the first time in my life to be on a team actually winning. And I want to continue winning.” Slaughter never ceases to be ambitious in their statements, after obtaining the first title with Real Madrid, Endesa Super Cup: “I just hope to win. We have nothing else to think about except to win. Every competition, not just want to win Endesa League or the Premier League. “
Mohammed: Ghana, Chicago … Nigeria

Born in Ghana, his parents (Alhaji and Ayisha) moved to Chicago when he was a baby. Alhaji grew up there, which considers their city. Graduated from Hillcrest High School, he left Illinois to enroll at Ventura College, from where he came to Louisville, to grow together as a historic Rick Pittino.

From there, atypical career, with a first year in the Idaho Stampede of the D-League to go to Holland for three years in a row, forming with Matrixx Magixx (except for a brief stint in the German Paderborn). Two seasons in Limoges (France Pro B) preceded his arrival in Spain, with the help of Lleida Adecco Oro basketball last season, exotic destination: Al Kuwait, which was league champion.

Along the way, the spine can not play internationally. “Ghana has no basketball team. As I saw that they could compete with them, I could play with the team of Nigeria, although I do not know for sure,” he explains. Although Ghanaian passport has opened the doors of its Endesa League cotonou condition, most of his life has been spent in the United States, where his family lives closer. “My parents are 100% African. I am an African, but I was raised in the United States, so me being African American and part” describes a son who was born emigrants but barely lived in the country of origin of their parents . Africa is still a place to visit: “I have a lot of family in Chicago (his parents had 11 children), but I have family in Africa. I have not had time to go to Ghana to visit them, because basketball absorbed me for most of the year “he explains.

Your participation in a Afrobasket planteable would be a good excuse to go back to its roots. Still do not have your passport Nigerian let him, but has a history in the Gulf of Guinea country: “I have family who is Nigerian, my father has roots in Nigeria.”
Virtually States

Shortly after made public the names of the players who participate in the Slam Dunk Contest, started trash-talking via Twitter. In fact, @ @ AlhajiMohammed Slaughter44 and are two of the Endesa League players most active social network of 140 characters. And, since their reunion, have been crossing public messages often. “I’m really excited to return to Valladolid tomorrow and see my former colleagues and friends Nacho Martín, Edu Ruiz (octopus) and @ AlhajiMohammed” Slaughter wrote in the previous game.
Slaughter is tongue (and fingers) easy. The day before the dunk contest and was responsible for ensuring a laugh:

On Twitter …
Marcus Slaughter
Real Madrid @ Slaughter44
ill see you tomorrow good luck and i dont wanna see no 720s, my boy Nacho told me you got some real dunks

Alhaji Mohammed
Blancos de Rueda Valladolid @ AlhajiMohammed
Good luck 2 you bro let’s make it fun
And, after the Blancos de Rueda Valladolid got the heroic victory in the Palau Blaugrana, congratulated him … then stop him:

On Twitter …
Marcus Slaughter
Real Madrid @ Slaughter44
so yall on cloud 9 right now. Congrats on the big win but I’m telling you right now, that’s not happening on wednesday lol

Alhaji Mohammed
Blancos de Rueda Valladolid @ AlhajiMohammed
Bro you just gone come at me like that??? Hahahahahahaha weds a few days away lol

Marcus Slaughter
Real Madrid @ Slaughter44
hahahhahahhahha

Alhaji Mohammed
Blancos de Rueda Valladolid @ AlhajiMohammed
I’m living for 2day hahahaha let me live. Jordan vs Bird This Is not no practice hahahahaha
And he was right. Because one of his teammates called Nikola Miroti

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