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Jorge Garbajosa
Jorge Garbajosa
Position: None
Born: 12/19/77
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
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Their fates and their accomplishments, in their native land at least, will forever be intertwined. “There is definitely something special,” Gasol told ESPN.com. “But I don’t know if it’s coincidence, or if it’s timing. Our generation, of the 1980s, it is a mix of special players and that’s why we were so successful early on and that’s why there are still a few of us left playing at a high level.”
Storyline: Eurobasket
Gasol and Reyes were both just 23 when these two Goliaths last squared off for the European title, 12 years ago, with a 36-point blast from the now-Chicago Bulls forward not enough to deny their Baltic rivals a 93-84 victory in the final in Stockholm. “That team was very talented,” Gasol recalls. “They escaped from us. And they beat us soundly.” Fernandez, later to have a stint in the NBA with Portland before returning to Real Madrid, had yet to break through. But other stars-in-the-making announced themselves to the world. Jose Calderon. Juan Carlos Navarro. Jorge Garbajosa. “La Generacion de Oro.” The Golden Kids.
Can’t think of a better guy – forget player, just a guy – that I’ve had a chance to write about. Sure, he was excellent on the floor, played hard, played smart, could make a shot when you needed it, but off the court, he was cool. Two good ones: It’s his rookie year, he wins NBA rookie of the month (the same day he’d won Mr. Europa or something like that) he’s walking out of the interview room after a shootaround. I get up beside him as he’s going to the locker room, suggest he should be pretty proud and looks at me and says: “If I am rookie of the month, this league is blanked” Classic.