When the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Cedi Osman over the summer, the idea was that he would spend a few years in Europe and then come over. In a blog post for Eurohoops.net, Osman, who plays for Anadolu Efes, wrote that he wants to come over to the NBA in 2017 and that he wants to meet LeBron James.
From the blog post:
In my mind, in the summer of 2017, I'm going to make the big step and go to the United States to play in the NBA. Until then, a big goal that I'd like to accomplish is to win the Euroleague! It's a dream for which we have all the prerequisites and credentials to make it come true.
At 22 and after some full seasons in the Euroleague and the TBL, I'd like to go to the NBA and begin my effort there. I'm happy that my rights are owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers and I hope that when I go there, I'll meet LeBron James! I have a lot to learn from him!
Everything in life has to happen at the right time. Now, the present is what's important, and a season full of responsibilities and ambitions is getting under way with Anadolu Efes! I'll be sharing my thoughts and my feelings through my blog on Eurohoops and I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the response to my first post, for your support and your messages! I read all of them and I draw strength and extra motivation from them. Be well everyone!
If you want more Osman, here are his highlights from this past summer's Eurobasket tournament, where he played with the Turkish National Team.