By Emre Asikci
ISTANBUL (AA) - NBA Champion Marc Gasol returned to the Spanish ACB league after 14 years with a season opener game.
Real Madrid tasted a 88- 94 win over the Girona basketball team as Gasol showed amazing performance, producing 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven rebounds.
Gasol, the owner of the Girona club, averaged 14.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in the second division with his team last season, leading them to the top division.
Gasol, a three-time NBA All-Star, claimed the NBA title in 2019 with Eastern Conference franchise Toronto Raptors of Canada.
The 37-year-old made appearances for Barcelona and Girona before his move to the NBA in 2008.
He stayed with the Memphis Grizzlies for a long time (2008-2019) before being traded to the Toronto Raptors, where he won an NBA title.
Then, Gasol played for the Los Angeles Lakers (2020-21).
Throughout his NBA career, he played a total of 891 matches, where he averaged 14 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.
Gasol is a Spanish national team veteran, having won gold medals in the 2006 and 2019 FIBA World Cup tournaments.