Spaniards, key players in the NBA
Don’t be surprised by the fact that the world’s greatest basketball league speaks Spanish, a league in which players with names like Gasol, Rubio, and Calderón are cheered on by spirited fans. And it seems that this season some Spanish players are poised to become living legends.
Pau Gasol, recently picked up by the Chicago Bulls, has become a key figure for the team. Many observers are convinced that this season’s squad is close to performing at the same level as the legendary Bulls team lead by Michael Jordan. Pau’s brother Marc Gasol continues to be unstoppable with the Memphis Grizzlies as he plays the best basketball of his career.
On a negative note however, Ricky Rubio remains injured. The Timberwolves player is however very hopeful of a quick recovery and expects to back out on the court by Christmas.
José Manuel Calderón has a big opportunity ahead of him and a big responsibility. He must see if he can carry the New York Knicks back up to the top of the league.The 2014-2015 NBA season promises plenty of action, triumph, and suspense sprinkled with Spanish flavor.