ALBA players wear tribute to injured teammate Peno

Feb 06, 2019 by Print
ALBA players wear tribute to injured teammate Peno

Stefan Peno may not have been playing in ALBA Berlin's final Top 16 game against Partizan NIS Belgrade, but the Group E winners showed its young playmaker that he is definitely on the players' minds. Peno went down in ALBA's German BBL game over the weekend with a knee injury and is expected to miss a number of months after already undergoing surgery.

On Tuesday night, the ALBA players warmed up ahead of their 97-74 victory over Partizan with t-shirts bearing Peno's number 44 over the face of the 21-year-old Serbian point guard. ALBA also posted a video on social media before the game. "Hey Stef, we hope you feel good. We got a good setup over there at the UKB [university hospital]. We really hope you come back soon. We're missing you over here. But we got a little something prepared for you," Niels Giffey said in a video that featured the entire team lined up in yellow T-shirts.

Dennis Clifford then jumped forward and the team showed off the back of the shirts with the ALBA big man saying: "Come back strong! Let's go... Love you bro! Still the heart of this team."

Peno responded on Twitter by saying in German: "This is my family!"