HoopsHype: For the first time since 1969, none of the Top 2 seeds in the East make the Conference Finals. They were called the Division Finals back then, actually.
Marc Gasol: “When we arrived, we had a very clear objective of raising the importance of the situation, using our buffer so that people would notice and talk about the situation. The problem runs deep and our buffer reactions aren’t finding response with action outside of the bubble. That generates frustration.”
Marc Gasol: “Racism is systemic. What if we didn’t have that visual test? This is why voting is so important in the United States, which, in the end, determines the people who will be able to judge these events. The problem of racism is not only political but one of humanity and common sense. It comes from a lack of education. We have to break the chain and not pass it on to the next generation. I believe that beyond politics, it’s a matter of humanity, education and common sense.”