The worst omens were confirmed among the followers of Antoni Daimiel. At the end of August, the sports journalist confirmed in an interview for the YouTube channel Out Caretas that this season there will be changes in his professional career. “I’m not going to stay the same. For me it would be a surprise, a 180-degree round of the tortilla to see that I’m still the same.”
In this way, the manchego raised in Valladolid hinted that he would not continue, at least, in one of the three jobs that he maintained to date: his interventions on Cadena SER, the broadcast and coverage of the NBA on Movistar + and his weekly participation on Hanging from the hoop, YouTube program (now also on Twitch) in which he had been for six seasons and in which he won the affection of many Internet users for his great sense of humor.
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Last Thursday, Juanma Lpez Iturriaga announced -through a funny version of the historical video by Arias Navarro in which he confirmed the death of Francisco Franco- the march of Antoni Daimiel from the space on basketball and sport of which he was a part along with the Basque, Siro Lpez and Lolaso. Over the weekend, the show’s loyal fans speculated that it was a joke.
The future of Antoni Daimiel after leaving ‘Hanging from the ring’
However, in the first live show of the seventh season, held this Monday afternoon, Antoni Daimiel has confirmed that he has decided to abandon his collaboration in Hanging from the hoop.The journalist explained that he felt the need to significantly reduce the time he spent at work in order to devote himself to his family and enjoy raising his young son.
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Daimiel revealed then that in addition to leaving the basketball space financed by Endesa, he asked Cadena SER and Movistar for a reduction in the time dedicated to the projects in which he had been involved until now. Daimiel assured that, after receiving the ‘ok’ from Prisa, he would continue to intervene in the SER but with a lesser presence compared to last year. During the summer, Daimiel’s name is one of the candidates to replace De la Morena in Onda Cero, but he himself recognized that the “contact” did not end up becoming a formal proposal.
In the case of Movistar +, although Antoni said he was waiting for a response, ECOTEUVE.ES has been able to know that his situation will not change compared to last season. The journalist will continue to lead the NBA broadcasts on Movistar + and continue to intervene in the platform’s programs related to the North American competition.
This was Antoni Daimiel’s goodbye in ‘Hanging from the ring’
This Monday, Antoni Daimiel had the opportunity to say goodbye to his colleagues and viewers of Hanging from the hoop. Iturriaga, Siro and Lolaso gave him a surprise, standing on the set with a Daimiel shirt on Woody’s body, from Toy Story with the message There is a friend in me. Between jokes, Daimiel allowed the presenter to sell these shirts “as long as they are for the survival of the project.”
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Iturriaga explained that Daimiel will not have, for the moment, a permanent replacement in the program, but that, in the first weeks, he will be replaced by some old acquaintances from the universe. Hanging from the hoop. In the same way, no one ruled out their punctual participation if the current basketball situation required it. “People are firing me as if I were Marco’s mother, but I’ll keep seeing you,” promised the journalist. “It was a pleasure. I have a name,” Daimiel pronounced as he got up from his seat and his companions waved him off with a standing ovation.