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Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol
Position: C
Born: 01/29/85
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.5 kg.
Salary: $22,642,350
Gasol is extremely serious about his gardening. He understands from experience that onions are fussier than eggplants. He enjoys a deep appreciation for composting. He cooks his own gazpacho and believes it tastes even better knowing it went from his farm to his table. We’ll get to why this matters for a professional basketball player—and it does—but first let us enjoy more seeds of gardening wisdom from an NBA All-Star. Gasol on tomatoes: “When you grow tomatoes, you’re going to get a lot of tomatoes. So you want to learn how to preserve.” Gasol on carrots: “I was planting them on too hard of a soil, and they would curl. Now we use a different soil. And we got good carrots.”
It was four years ago that Gasol moved to Castelldefels, near his native city of Barcelona, and noticed an uninhabited space with ample exposure to the sun. He immediately decided to build a garden and grow his own food. Despite his family’s long history of gardening, Gasol didn’t really know what he was doing. But it didn’t take him long to find out. He is obsessive about his interests—they also include sailing and the ocean—and Gasol made sure to record his thoughts in a notebook.
The Gasol brothers can score inside and out and may be the NBA’s two best passing centers in the league. Hernangomez, 23, is skilled inside and decent passer. Marc is a former Defensive Player of the Year. That’s where Hernangomez needs the most work. “They told me a couple tricks,” Hernangomez said. “How to read the defense, tricks on how to be more focused during the game, before a game, so I can be more ready. On offense, a couple tricks that Pau showed me. Marc, how to play more in the low post, how to read the defense. Because now everybody knows me a little bit more, so I have to do better passes. I think it’s going to be a great challenge for me and I’m ready for it.”