NBA He spoke ahead of the NBA playoffs
Ivan Rakitic believes that his former teammate Andres Iniesta would make a decent NBA player because of his intelligence.
The Barcelona midfielder is certain the Spaniard would manage to perform well as a basketball player due to his altruistic game.
“Andres Iniesta [would make a good NBA player] because of his intelligence and his moves,” he told NBA Virtual Celebrity Row when asked about footballers who could switch sport and take to the court.
“He knows how to help the whole team with his intelligence.
“The whole teams know what he is thinking and what they have to do together.
“I think that this is really important for a team and I am sure that he would be top as a basketball player.”
Rakitic also believes that the LA Lakers will be crowned NBA champions, with their superstar LeBron James as the MVP.
Plus, he revealed that former Real Madrid guard Luka Doncic is his favourite basketball player in the American league.