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Time-out with Nathanael Thomas

Time-out with Nathanael Thomas

In Time-Out, we will talk with basketball players about fashion, their lifestyle and health. This time we poke with Nathanael Thomas, a guard from Aris Leeuwarden. He joined the senior team this season, after he had already been practicing with them since last year.

What is your pre-game ritual?

My teammate (Niels Bunschoten) and I always do ten minutes of ball handling, 20 minutes of shooting, followed by stretching. We’ll do this until the team warming up starts.

Do you have a favorite song you like to listen to before a game?

That would be Ambition by Wale, Meek Mill & Rick Ross. When I listen to this sing, I think of the things I want to achieve in life.

Who is your biggest example/idol and why?

Nate Robinson and Isaiah Thomas, because they’re small players with a big hear, who don’t stop and work hard to achieve their goal. On the court and off the court. They’re web series are also very inspiring. State of Nate & Book of Isaiah.

Which fashion trend is a big no-go for you?

Extreme skinny jeans

What is your favorite fashion brand?

I don’t really have a specific brand. I do think that the vintage style is dope.

Photo: Instagram Nathanael

To which music genre/artist do you like to listen?

J. Cole

What is your favorite holiday destination?

In the future, I would like to travel to my home country, Ethiopia.

What is your guilty pleasure?

A few months ago, I became a vegetarian, but sometimes I just can’t stay away from a piece of meat.

What item can’t be missed from your wardrobe?

Hoodies for the win.

What is your favorite basketball movie?

He Got Game.

How do you stay in shape?

We practice with the team twice a day. Besides that, I pay attention to my diet, I stretch and I try to get enough sleep.

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