Timothy Moscowphoto: Eugene biyatov / RIA Novosti
Russian basketball player Timofey Mozgov commented about getting a hockey player Evgeni Malkin of U.S. citizenship. His words are quoted by “Soviet sport”.
“I never understood why we think that if people got a second passport, then he betrayed his country. US citizenship just so comfortable, at least in terms of travel — do not need visas to most countries,” said Brains.
The basketball player said that without an American passport, but has a green card, which allows you to enter the United States at any time. Also the Russians said that he owns a home in California.
In October it became known about getting Malkin a us passport. Later, 33-year-old forward said that the United States citizenship allows him and his family to solve a number of domestic and social problems.
In July of this year the Brain began to play for “Khimki”. Before he signed the contract with club of National basketball Association (NBA) “Charlotte hornets”, and then traded it in “Orlando magic”, but for any of the teams he never played. The last time a center went to the floor in April 2018, then he played for the “Brooklyn nets”.
In 2016, the Brain is in the “Cleveland Cavaliers” became the first Russian champion of the NBA. Mozgov plays for the national team of Russia since 2009. Together with the national team it became the bronze medalist of European championship 2011 and bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympics.
Video, photo All from Russia.