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LOOKBACK: Best NBA second-round draft steals of the modern era

May 29, 2020 - 9:54 PM

These diamonds in the rough have made many teams extremely happy with their low-risk, high-reward finds

Gasol claims rare NBA-World Cup double as Spain crushes Argentina

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:32 PM

Marc Gasol joins Lamar Odom as the only players to win an NBA title and a FIBA World Cup championship in the same year

CHAMPIONS. Marc Gasol and Spain are kings of international basketball once again. Photo from

Spain's Gasol on verge of rare NBA-World Cup double

Sep 14, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Marc Gasol may be poised for a rare feat – winning the NBA crown and a FIBA World Cup in the same year

ENDURING. Marc Gasol admits the long basketball has been tough, but it’s 'all worth it.’ Photo from

Brothers propel Spain at World Cup – but it's not the Gasols

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pau and Marc Gasol may be in the twilight of their brilliant careers, but Spain boasts another set of standout siblings

NBA star Gasol slams Mediterranean migrant inaction

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:02 PM

'I'm not thinking about governments but people, the risk they take when they take to the sea for a journey that is almost suicidal,' says Spanish center Marc Gasol

SEND HELP. Spanish NBA star Marc Gasol denounces European countries that consistently refuse to allow civilian rescue vessels to dock. Photo from FIBA

'Greek Freak' leads 5 to watch at FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Team USA may be fielding a less stellar cast but several NBA superstars converge in China to give their own countries a boost

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Mitchell, Walker lead USA over Spain in World Cup warm-up

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Team USA's NBA players overpower the Spain squad bannered by Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio in their World Cup prep

BUILDUP. Team USA's Donovan Mitchell shoots a jumper against Spain's Victor Claver and Ricky Rubio during an exhibition game in Anaheim, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gasol takes $25.6M option, returns to NBA champ Raptors

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:58 PM

After getting traded late last season, Marc Gasol signs with the Raptors for one full year

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Marc Gasol #33 of the Toronto Raptors is defended by DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors in the second half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Grizzlies to retire Marc Gasol's jersey No. 33

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The Spanish 7-footer gets traded to the Toronto Raptors but the Memphis Grizzlies plan to honor him for being the team pillar for 11 seasons

DEDICATED. The Grizzlies thank Marc Gasol for doing ‘more than just basketball’ for Memphis. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Gasol, Fultz on move but Davis staying as trade deadline expires

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:21 AM

The Grizzlies center is reportedly headed to the Raptors while the Pelicans star remains in New Orleans after being pursued by the Lakers

DIFFERENT ROUTES. Marc Gasol (left) leaves Memphis after 11 seasons while Anthony Davis stays in New Orleans. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Thrown in trade talks, Marc Gasol looks back on his Grizzlies stint

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Grizzlies find themselves at a crossroad of whether to build for the future or maintain their core with Marc Gasol

GRATEFUL. Marc Gasol says his decade-long journey with the Grizzlies has been positive. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol denies hand in coach firing

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Memphis general manager Chris Wallace says the firing of David Fizdale was due to the Grizzlies being underachievers and not related to any rift between Fizdale and Marc Gasol

MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 26: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the floor for a loose ball against Wesley Matthews #23 of the Dallas Mavericks at the FedEx Forum on October 26, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Grizzlies defeated the Mavericks 96-91. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Gasol's game-winning floater sinks Spurs in overtime

Apr 23, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Grizzlies even the series at 2 2 as Marc Gasol hits the game winner with 0 7 remaining in overtime

LATE HEROICS. The Grizzlies overcame Kawhi Leonard's explosive scoring outburst to win Game 4. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors blow 24-point lead against Grizzlies, lose in OT

Jan 07, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Mike Conley s jumper with 7 seconds left in regulation ties the game and Memphis takes over in overtime

MONEY MAN. Mike Conley earned some of his $153 million contract with a game-tying jumper to send the game into overtime. File photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Gasol's big night propels Grizzlies past Pistons

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:54 PM

A day after his head coach calls out the team Marc Gasol responds in big fasion

Spain's Marc Gasol to miss Olympics with foot injury

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:55 AM

The 31 year old Memphis Grizzlies center is still healing from a broken right foot in February

GRIZZLED. Marc Gasol will not be playing for Spain in the upcoming Rio Olympics. Photo by Steve DiPaola/EPA

Grizzlies' Marc Gasol sidelined after fracturing foot

Feb 10, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The Spanish center exited early from the Grizzlies loss to the Portland Trail Blazers after hurting his foot

INJURED RESERVE. Marc Gasol will be on the sidelines for an extended stretch after injuring his foot. Photo by Angel Medina G./EPA

NBA: Horford helps Hawks wear down Rockets

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Al Horford and Paul Millsap post double doubles and the Hawks rally to win a Texas style shootout over the Rockets

HAWKS WIN. Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (left) finishes with 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead his team to a win over the Houston Rockets. File Photo by ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

Golden State Warriors inch towards historic unbeaten start

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The 14 0 Warriors can match the best ever start to a season of 15 0 achieved by Washington in 1948 49 and the Houston Rockets in 1993 94 when they play Denver

WARRIOR SPIRIT. Golden State's Steph Curry (L) scored 27 in the victory. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Jeremy Lin looks to fulfill potential with Charlotte Hornets

Jul 14, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Jeremy Lin hopes a fresh start with the Charlotte Hornets will enable him to maximize his potential as a player

Jeremy Lin, seen during a pre-season game in Manila, is on the move to the Charlotte Hornets. File photo by Josh Albelda

2015 NBA free agency tracker

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Get the latest news and updates on what s going on during the 2015 NBA free agency period

LeBron, Aldridge hot commodities as NBA free agency looms

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:13 AM

Free agency begins Wednesday with LeBron James and Kevin Love drawing plenty of attention but LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol more likely to make a move

LeBron James is once again an unrestricted free agent, which could exert pressure on Cleveland management to make the moves he wants from the team. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Curry, LeBron headline All-NBA First Team selections

May 22, 2015 - 1:03 AM

LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the only unanimous selections to the All NBA First Team with the other spots facing challenges from a deep talent pool

GOLDEN WARRIOR. Stephen Curry (pictured) was one of two unanimous choices for the All-NBA First Team. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

NBA wRap: Hawks, Griz go up 2-0; Spurs tie Clips

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Atlanta fends off Brooklyn Memphis claw down bang up Griz and a milestone night for San Antonio s Tim Duncan

ELITE. Tim Duncan scores 25 points in Game 2 and becomes 1 of only 5 players in NBA history to score 5,000 playoff points. Photo from the NBA's Official Facebook page

NBA wRap: Kyrie explodes, Clips take down Spurs

Apr 20, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Kyrie Irving finishes with 30 points in his playoff debut while the LA Clippers prove they can beat the defending champs San Antonio Spurs

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (L) had a cool 30 points in his playoff debut while Chris Paul (R) and the rest of the Clippers show they have what it takes to beat defending champs Spurs. Photos from the NBA's Official Facebook page

Grizzlies topple Thunder to grab share of Southwest first place

Apr 04, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The Grizzlies tied the Houston Rockets for first place in the Southwest Division and second place in the West with six games left

Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies handed the struggling Thunder another loss. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Marc Gasol downs brother Pau as Grizzlies beat Bulls

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Marc scores with 15 points for the Grizzlies while Pau finishes with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls

SPANISH CLASH. Brothers Marc Gasol (L) and Pau Gasol (R) battle each other in the NBA. Screenshot from

WATCH: Gasol hits game winner to lift Grizzlies past Rockets

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:04 PM

Marc Gasol sank a jump shot with 0 01 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a 102 100 victory over James Harden and the Houston Rockets

Marc Gasol saved the day for Memphis with a baseline jumper that put the Grizzlies ahead 2 points with 0.1 remaining in the game. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Curry closes gap on LeBron for All-Star vote lead

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Golden State Warriors Steph Curry is having an MVP caliber season and fans are noticing as he comes in as a close second to LeBron James in the NBABallot

Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry (C), seen here driving past 2 OKC Thunder defenders, is closing the gap vs LeBron James in the NBA All-Star voting. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Grizzlies beat Heat to snap four-game skid

Dec 28, 2014 - 6:44 PM

Mike Conley and Marc Gasol combine for 46 points to lead the Grizzlies over the Heat and snap a 4 game skid

SKID SNAPPED. Mike Conley scores 24 points as the Grizzlies snap a 4-game skid. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Grizzlies claw out triple OT victory over Spurs

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Zach Randolph scores all 6 of the Grizzlies points in the third overtime finishing with 21 points and 21 rebounds

Z-BO. Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph drives against San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan. Photo by Ashley Landis/EOA

Grizzlies snap Warriors 16-game winning streak

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:52 PM

It was the first Golden State defeat since a November 11 setback against reigning NBA champions San Antonio

MEMPHIS BRINGS THE BLUES. Mike Conley of the Grizzlies skies to the rim over Golden State defenders. Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

#NBA2015: Who Are the Top Ten NBA Players Right Now?

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The NBA season is still young but several players have already made their cases as impact players

UNIBROW POWER. Anthony Davis of New Orleans has emerged as one of the best players in the league. Photo by Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Grizzlies own Clippers in Western Conference showdown

Nov 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The Clippers had no answer for Marc Gasol who drops 30 points 12 rebounds and 2 blocks as the Grizzlies go on to win big 107 91

Marc Gasol leads the Grizzlies to a lopsided win over the Clippers. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA wRap: Chris Paul triple-double, Mavs vs Celtics shootout

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:39 PM

CP3 gets his first triple double as a Clipper and Mavericks outshoot Celtics from downtown This and more on the November 4 edition of Rappler’s NBA wrap

DYNAMIC DUO. Chris Paul (L) tallies his first triple double as a Clipper while Blake Griffin (R) scores 31 points to lead all scorers. File photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Holding Court - FIBA final favorites are still US, Spain

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:57 PM

As the World Cup frontrunners emerge the United States and Spain remain on a collision course for the final

Spain's Pau Gasol is a favorite for the World Cup MVP if his side wins the championship. Photo from

All roads lead to Spain: FIBA World Cup Group A preview

Aug 30, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Take a closer look at FIBA World Cup Group A which includes Spain Brazil Serbia France Iran and Egypt

Pau Gasol (L) and Marc Gasol (R), seen after winning the 2006 FIBA World Championship, are a big part of why Spain is expected to top Group A. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Spain out to upset under-manned US at FIBA Worlds

Aug 29, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Hosts Spain and the rest of the field may finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States after the US was hit by several withdrawals

Marc and Pau Gasol (left and center) and Serge Ibaka (R) of Spain will give the defending champions USA a run for their money. Photo by Angel Diaz/EPA

FIBA World Cup 101: A guide to the spectacle in Spain

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:40 AM

Prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain by reading everything you d need to know about the teams tournament format and key matchups

Derrick Rose, seen during Team USA's gold medal winning performance against Russia in 2010, will make his return from injury in the 2014 World Cup. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Grizzlies beat Thunder in OT to even playoff series

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Zach Randolph scored eight of his 25 points in overtime to spark the Memphis Grizzlies over Oklahoma City 111 105 Monday equalizing their NBA playoff series

Memphis Grizzlies player Mike Conley (L) goes to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder player Serge Ibaka (R). Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court - Previewing the NBA playoffs matchups

Apr 18, 2014 - 7:05 AM

The Miami Heat are aiming for a three peat but the Pacers Spurs Thunder and Clippers have something to say about it With NBA playoffs scheduled to start this upcoming weekend columnist Bert Ramirez gives his picks

LeBron James (L), Dwyane Wade (C) and Chris Bosh (R) are the only Heat scoring in double digits, but their bench can still pack a punch. Photo by Bob Pearson/EPA

Derrick Rose out indefinitely due to right knee injury

Nov 24, 2013 - 8:17 AM

Chicago bulls star Derrick Rose suffers a meniscus tear to his right knee and will be out indefinitely

HURT AGAIN. Derrick Rose, who recently returned after missing all of last season due to a left knee injury, will be out indefinitely this season due to a right knee injury. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Steady Grizzlies overpower Thunder

May 12, 2013 - 7:49 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies proved steadier in crunch time to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA playoffs

FLEXING MUSCLES. The Grizzlies flaunted their might against the Thunder. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies Facebook page.