The draw for the 2016 Supercopa Endesa (Spanish Supercup) has been announced and with it the bubbling of eager anticipation for the 2016/17 season begins. This year’s Supercup will be held in Baskonia and as it is customary, hosts Laboral Kutxa Vitoria are automatically participants. The result of the draw has the Baskonian club facing up against Herbalife Gran Canaria in the semi-finals. Laboral Kutxa has won the Supercup four times now, while Gran Canaria is in search of its first crown. This will be a grudge match of sorts, carrying over from the 2015/16 Liga Endesa Playoffs. Laboral Kutxa edged the yellow shirts for the fourth-place finish based on tiebreakers.
This will be an exciting match, with Gran Canaria ready to celebrate the debut of recently signed Bo McCalebb. Meanwhile, Laboral Kutxa will be gearing up for a deep run this 2016/17 season after adding some key players this off-season. Former NBA players, Shane Larkin and Andrea Bargnani will be hitting the floor for them and it fans will be in for some good basketball action.
Speaking of exciting basketball action, few match-ups can live up to the hype surrounding the other semi-final bracket. Spanish hoops fans will be treated to nothing less than an “El Clasico” game to whet their appetites for the 2016/17 season. What’s better than a Real Madrid-FC Barcelona Lassa game? Few things come to mind. The last time these two teams locked horns was in June, with Real Madrid being proclaimed Liga Endesa champions for 2015/16. As far as the Supercopa Endesa is concerned though, the edge belongs to Barca. They proudly hold six titles, compared to four for Real Madrid. There are no more words that can further heighten the anticipation for the moment these clubs take to the hardwood floor. When they play, expect the cheers to reverberate throughout the entire arena. As always.
After the draw, hoops fans sensed an electrifying tingle in their bones which could only mean one thing, Basketball is in the air!