Dalembert Hopes Raptors’ Fans Understand His Situation

by October 11, 2008

Playing in the Air Canada Centre for the first time since his summer tiff with the Canadian national team, Dalembert knows he might hear boos instead of cheers:

“Hopefully, some people understood what happened,” Dalembert said. “It wasn’t anything on my side, [that] I didn’t want to play for Canada or anything like that. I made it clear the summer before that I wanted to play there. It’s basically like a second, adoptive home. I feel what happened kind of got out of proportion. I don’t know the reason why; there was nothing leading to the situation, where you knew it was going to happen.”