“I remember that pick!” Gasol said, triumphantly “I was still around at that pick. I remember they called him ‘the Chinese Magic Johnson’ (on TV). And me and Pau, we were like, ‘What are we doing? Who is this?’” Gasol and his comrades dutifully raised a glass to each draftee and hoped for a different outcome each time Silver appeared. “I’m a big guy,” Gasol said, “I can hold myself.” Until, finally, he couldn’t “By the time the 48th pick came around,” he said, “I was already out.”
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February 26, 2021 | 2:20 pm EST Update
As Fanatics continues to hold off on a potential IPO, the sports merchandise company is busy expanding global operations, this time in China. The Michael Rubin-led company is starting Fanatics China, a joint venture with investment firm Hillhouse Capital, an Asia-focused private equity fund with companies in Asia’s e-commerce and retail sectors, the company told CNBC. Sources close to the deal told CNBC Fanatics expects the “venture alone to be over a $1 billion piece of business in China.”
February 26, 2021 | 1:45 pm EST Update