Postcard from Andre: Day Two in Spain

Andre Drummond at a children's hospital in Spain.
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I had hoped to get some sightseeing in this morning in Granada, but we were running late so I didn’t really get to see very much. My mom did, though. It’s very beautiful here from the things I have been able to see.

One thing my mom is going to see tomorrow is the Alhambra, which is the most popular tourist attraction in Granada. Granada is about four hours south of Madrid, the biggest city in Spain, in the south part of the country. The Alhambra is a palace that was built as a fortress more than 1,000 years ago. You get a real sense of history when you visit different places.

Today was a lot of fun, even if I missed out on the sightseeing. We went to the 3X event today – the 3-on-3 tournament for boys and girls – and I did a “knockout game” with some of the kids.

I got cheated! It was ridiculous. I was shooting and the ball slipped. So I went to get the ball to shoot it and one of the security guards pulled down my hand so I couldn’t shoot! I wasn’t happy with that – I don’t like losing – but I took it like a champ.

The games are being played on four outdoor courts and it’s pretty hot here, like 85 or 90 degrees. I hear that it’s still pretty cool in Michigan. I’m not looking forward to coming back to that. It was pretty rough for the kids playing in the outdoor heat today, but everybody had a lot of fun.

I’ve found that they really like their NBA teams over here and it seems like they like all teams – from the Timberwolves to the Lakers. I’m making some Pistons fans, too. The longer I’m here, the more they like us.

There’s a six-hour time difference, so we’re just going out to get a late dinner now. It was fun last night. We had to use Google to figure out what we were ordering off the menu. I had a burger made from a bull. It was delicious!

Tomorrow the 3X tournament ends and then I’ll be heading back to the States. I’ll check in with you tomorrow afternoon before I leave. Thanks for reading!