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Gasol, currently with the Spanish national side as they prepare for Eurobasket was understandably shaken, as were all the players of the national team. The San Antonio Spurs forward, who hails from Barcelona sent a message of union. “We send a message of support, commotion and pain for yesterday’s attack, both on Las Ramblas and in Cambrils, we are all very much affected,” Gasol told reporters in Melilla, where the Spanish national team is based.
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Lauvergne not only will be joining one of the top NBA franchises, he will be reunited on the court with his fellow countryman, Tony Parker, (Team France) as well as Davis Bertans (Partizan Belgrade). And that suits him just fine as he told French site La Montagne. “I’m very happy to go to this great franchise. I’ll be with Tony (Parker) with whom I get along well. The coach (Gregg Popovich) is a very strong person, who has won everything. I will also be with Davis Bertans, with whom I played for two years at Partizan Belgrade. The fact that he is there is a plus for me. The Spurs style of play is European, and that suits me well.”
Michael C. Wright: NBA China announced Wednesday that two-time NBA All-Star Kawhi Leonard will visit China from Aug. 18-24 to support the growth of basketball in the country, and coach top youth talent from the region at The NBA Academy Zhejiang. This would mark Leonard’s first trip to China. Leonard will host a basketball clinic in Beijing for select migrant school students as part of the league’s celebration of its partnership with CCTV. Leonard will also meet fans at NBA 5v5, the league’s five-on-five tournament for elite players in China, and visit Tencent’s studio in Beijing.
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