NBA giant Clint Capela wants to conquer German-speaking Switzerland with basketball

Rebecca Spring and Stefan Meier

He’s already a giant on the big NBA stage. In his first season with the Atlanta Hawks, the 27-year-old Center took on a lot of responsibility. He recorded 15.2 points and 14.3 rebounds per game. This made the Genevan the best rebounder in the best league in the world.

Amazing for a boy who started from a poor background in Switzerland. At the age of 14 he moved out of his home, his way led to France and from there to the NBA. «I could never have dreamed of such a career. I didn’t even think about the NBA, ”he says to Blick. “I thought if I could only play basketball in Switzerland, it would be a dream.”