The president of the CB Kingdom of León, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, He was surprised by the statements of the mayor of León, Jose Antonio Diez, at the press conference to present the local tournament phase 3×3 ‘Street Basket Tour’ where he invited the two clubs in the capital to join in a unique project. The president of the Leonese club reminds the councilor that “the CB Reino de León has been betting on a joint project for years and giving all the facilities for this merger to become a reality for the good of basketball in the City”, but he assures that year after year , this option disappears because “it is the other club (Basket León) that has never wanted this merger.”
«If there is no common project it is because Basket Lion he does not want to and in this situation there cannot be any consensus option as our mayor demands, ”warns Rodríguez.
The president of the Leonese club has enough arguments: “We have always reached out, our predisposition is total because we believe that the only solution to return high-altitude basketball to the Leonese is to go hand in hand. If one part of the equation uses you and then goes it alone, our basketball will never wake up ».
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez has taken the words of the Leonese councilman at face value when he pointed out at the press conference that the City Council’s intention was not to throw in the towel and that they will continue working to achieve a solid project for the future. «If the mayor of León says that he is not going to throw in the towel and that he will fight for a serious and future project, let him know that we will also be by his side in that fight and for our part, as it has been until now, everything will be facilities “, concludes the president of the CB Reino de León.
Basket León: “While it is true that sometimes unity is strength, it is also true that experience shows us that sometimes it does not work”
Basket León also spoke about the mayor’s words this Sunday, with a statement in which he assures “he is open and receptive to listening and studying all
the projects that are proposed in favor of basketball in León, but provided that they are serious and viable and that it does not compromise the current economic situation of zero debt of our club, “in addition to having broad support from the institutions that demonstrate the the solidity of the project, making it attractive to future sponsors and, above all, that it returns the enthusiasm for basketball to the Leonese fans, the final goal for which this club has been working from the beginning “.
The club claims to be “aware and we fully agree on the importance of giving back to Leon society the elite basketball that it loves and longs for so much, a goal for which the members of this board of directors work selflessly every day looking for a serious project, with future, with solidity from the base that allows to face viable challenges in the medium term “. However, he points out that “although it is true that sometimes unity is strength, it is also true that experience shows us that sometimes it does not work, as has happened in other previous joint projects that have been unsuccessful.”