Most of the focus surrounding the 2010 FIBA World Championships is geared towards tomorrow’s semi-final match-ups and deservedly so. Thought I should pass this along, as other teams were in action today. After a tough–and somewhat shocking–loss to Serbia in the Quarterfinals, Spain managed to re-group and beat up on Slovenia to the tune of 97-80. Disgruntled and oft-discussed Blazer guard Rudy Fernandez had himself quite a game, dropping 16 points on a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. If you don’t believe me check the box scores, I had to check a couple before my jaw stopped dropping. Despite all of the off-court talk, Fernandez has put together a nice tournament for Spain averaging 13.6 points a game, 5.7 rebounds a game, shooting 56.9% from the field (33-for-58), 40% from behind the arc (13-for-32) and 90% from the line (30-for-33).
Spain has one more game left in Turkey, they will face off with Argentina on Sunday in what will probably be the best 5th/6th place game in the history of the world. For Fernandez, a great day…but was it truly Perfect? There’s only one guy I remember being the definition of Perfection…and that’s Mr. Perfect? You be the judge if Fernandez is on his way there:
And yes…I will find any excuse to put a video of Mr. Perfect on this blog, ESPECIALLY if Felton Spencer is involved.