Julio Iglesias owns 2 percent of the Heat. “At the beginning I had 7%, although Ted [Arison] wanted me to have 25 or 30 percent.”
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Aside from Pau Gasol, Julio Iglesias is the only other Spanish NBA champion, although he downplays that fact. “I do not deserve the rings. I’m glad, but I do not deserve them. Success is a thing of the players, the coaching staff… All the staff of the Heat, which is fantastic. Also Pat Riley, who does a wonderful job for us to get to win the NBA,” he says.
The singer is not very involved with the Heat on a day-to-day basis but he does have contact with the players. “Sometimes I see them, and I give them a hug but, of course, I hug their bellies, because they are gladiators, some incredible athletes,” says Iglesias.