August 13, 2008
Via RaptorBlog, Jose Calderon explains the thinking (if you can call it that) behind Team Spain's controversial photo: "... one of our sponsors asked us to pose with a "wink" to our participation in Beijing, we made an oriental expression with our eyes. We thought it was something appropriate and that it would always be interpreted as somewhat loving. Never the less some of the European media did not see it this way. From here I would like to declare that we have a huge respect for the East and their people, some of my best friends in Toronto are from China and one of our Spanish National Team sponsors is the Chinese brand Li Ning. Anyone who would like to interpret this differently is absolutely confused." Oh, wait, you guys were just winking? Well then, that settl— no, I'm still confused.