Raptors' Marc Gasol was the star of another championship parade

Sep 17 2019, 11:24 am

Back in Madrid after their Basketball World Cup triumph in China, Spain celebrated their victory in style.

That meant that Toronto Raptors big man Marc Gasol got to participate in another championship parade.

Gasol, you might remember, was the star of the Raptors’ parade in Toronto. Nobody partied harder than the 34-year-old, who captured the first championship of his 11-year career.

Instead of taking the summer off to rest and recuperate, Gasol was a key contributor for his country. Gasol finished second on his team in points per game (14.4), first in rebounds (5.5), and second in assists (4.1).

 

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His best game came in the semi-finals, when he scored 33 points, six rebounds, and four assists in a double-overtime win over Australia. Gasol added 14 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in a 20-point win over Argentina in the final.

So if anyone deserved to celebrate the World Cup triumph, it was Gasol – who has earned the nickname “Beer Papi.”

And celebrate he did. Enjoy: