Pau Gasol now has more All-FIBA selections and MVPs than any other European player in history

Pau Gasol now has more All-FIBA selections and MVPs than any other European player in history

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Pau Gasol now has more All-FIBA selections and MVPs than any other European player in history

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Even though Spain didn’t even make it to the semifinals last year, Bulls forward Pau Gasol was selected to the 2014 FIBA World Cup All-Tournament team, which may tell you something about his play there. That was Gasol’s seventh All-FIBA selection, tying Euro legends Kresimir Cosic and Sergei Belov. He’s in a class of his own now after winning the Eurobasket with Spain with MVP and All-Tournament honors. No other European player has as many All-Tournament team selections (8) or MVP awards in FIBA competitions (3).

Key: (*) Eurobasket or World Championship / Bold denotes MVP selection.

PLAYER ALL-FIBA SELECTIONS * YEARS
1. Pau Gasol (Spain) 8 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015
2. Kresimir Cosic (Yugoslavia) 7 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979
2. Sergei Belov (USSR) 7 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979
4. Dragan Kicanovic (Yugoslavia) 5 1974, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982
5. Drazen Dalipagic (Yugoslavia) 4 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981
5. Nikos Galis (Greece) 4 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991
5. Arvydas Sabonis (USSR/Lithuania) 4 1983, 1985, 1986, 1995
5. Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) 4 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
9. Vladimir Tkachenko (USSR) 3 1979, 1981, 1982
9. Drazen Petrovic (Yugoslavia/Croatia) 3 1985, 1986, 1989
9. Dino Radja (Yugoslavia/Croatia) 3 1989, 1993, 1994
9. Toni Kukoc (Yugoslavia/Croatia) 3 1990, 1991, 1995
9. Vlade Divac (Yugoslavia/Serbia-Montenegro) 3 1990, 1991, 1995
9. Gregor Fucka (Italy) 3 1997, 1998, 1999
9. Tony Parker (France) 3 2003, 2011, 2013
9. Andrei Kirilenko (Russia) 3 2003, 2007, 2011
9. Milos Teodosic (Serbia) 3 2009, 2010, 2014

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