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rikhardur
04-27-2007, 08:54 PM
Kaspars Kambala has been suspended by FIBA for 14 months after a positive anti-doping control in December last year. He alledgedly had taken cocaine.
The ban, initially of two years, but reduced since the Disciplinary Committee believes Kambala had taken somes tablets to treat a psychological crisis, started on 13th December 2006 and will end on 12th February 2008. Kambala might appeal for the revision of the ban.

Levenspiel
04-27-2007, 11:33 PM
As far as I could follow, he made a few very critical mistakes in his career, and this might be his biggest (and, possibly, last) one. He'll be 30 when the suspension is lifted. Sad.

Basketball GOD
04-28-2007, 10:20 AM
Now I have a question - can he play in ULEB tournaments?

ziv
04-28-2007, 11:01 AM
no - and that regardless of the fact that fiba and uleb just agreed on a tighter coporation on drug issues.
i personally like kambala since his days in unlv when i still followed the ncaa. the guy clearly could have had a bigger impact in europe than he actually had. his size and post-up skills are unusuall in european scale. 90% of his underachivments lays in his head and i don't mean that he didn't work hard enough (might be true though) - the skills he posses are good enough as it is, he just should've been wiser in maximizing his (and his team!) outcome with it.

rikhardur
04-30-2007, 06:51 PM
The details of the decision: http://www.fiba.com/downloads/v3_expe/medi/Decision_KKambala.pdf

rusher
08-02-2007, 08:40 PM
no - and that regardless of the fact that fiba and uleb just agreed on a tighter coporation on drug issues.
i personally like kambala since his days in unlv when i still followed the ncaa. the guy clearly could have had a bigger impact in europe than he actually had. his size and post-up skills are unusuall in european scale. 90% of his underachivments lays in his head and i don't mean that he didn't work hard enough (might be true though) - the skills he posses are good enough as it is, he just should've been wiser in maximizing his (and his team!) outcome with it.

Well said, Kambala could achieve more, he could play in NBA now but he wanted fame and money fast, later he chose clubs because of payroll not because of their competition strenght, finally he rejected Latvian NT and when he again started to shine in Euroleague- drugs and disqualification. Sad, really sad.
It's a common problem with Latvian youngsters, they are not motivated, not working hard enough. When I see the same age Lithuanian guys in early age our players are as good as they are, they play in different tournaments each against other cause we are neighbour countries. But when they grow up, Lithuanians play aggresive, tough, mature basketball but Latvians fail. Of course there are some who work hard but mostly they just think that they'll succede without working hard, that everything is given for them.

rikhardur
08-07-2008, 03:58 PM
Looks like he's more than ready to comeback :D I surely wouldn't want to mess with him :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2487949933_314c5a5e42.jpg
http://media.lvrj.com/images/2370106.jpg
http://images.esports.lv/pictures/53/f15_kambala_muskuli-john_kuntz-article

Juan Carlos Nadal
08-08-2008, 04:01 AM
Wow, he surely has slimmed but he still looks mean as hell :D I can't say the same about the dude he is fighting at the photo though. Look at all that fat flapping about. He never stood a chance...

alonso_online
08-22-2008, 01:43 AM
omg, and i wondered where does the beast spirit come from, lol.

well, he is a great player nevertheless.

jugoplastika
12-13-2008, 04:34 PM
The return of Kambala!

He is back (http://www.solobasket.com/news/the/return/of/kambala/c-20084.html)

Can`t wait to see him back on the (basketball:p) courts. I wish to see him in the Spanish ACB league.:)

rikhardur
12-20-2008, 05:33 PM
First game after the suspension playing for ASK Riga in the VTB League: 15 points + 8 rebounds. Pretty good :)

Get Rich Or Die Playin
12-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Yeah, Kas offensively was pretty decent today. We gotta keep in mind that he hasn't played basketball for 2 years and today he had very tough opponent - CSKA... :)
BTW, why nowhere can be found topic for that tournament in Moscow?! :confused:

Picek
12-20-2008, 05:48 PM
First game after the suspension playing for ASK Riga in the VTB League: 15 points + 8 rebounds. Pretty good :)
his haircutt was better before suspension :p
but it was a good game by him, he and Šundov mallested CSKA frontcourt during the whole game.. basicly did whatever they wanted..

btw. he really learned something during his boxing time..
he put Planinić to sleep with his elbow..

rikhardur
12-20-2008, 06:04 PM
BTW, why nowhere can be found topic for that tournament in Moscow?! :confused:
In IBN you mean? It's here: http://forums.interbasket.net/showthread.php?t=8433

Get Rich Or Die Playin
12-20-2008, 06:11 PM
In IBN you mean? It's here: http://forums.interbasket.net/showthread.php?t=8433

My bad, didn't see it :)

Migelitas
12-20-2008, 06:33 PM
First game after the suspension playing for ASK Riga in the VTB League: 15 points + 8 rebounds. Pretty good :)

Yes, he returned and has already one TKo. Planinič is out
http://www.cskabasket.com/news/?a=news&id=6090&lang=en