The love blossomed on a warm summer day in Calafell, a small beach town less than an hour’s drive west of Barcelona.
His grandmother owned a house there, not far from shores so white and pristine they once earned a European “blue flag” designation for cleanliness. Five years ago, the summer before his freshman year of high school, it was where Adrià Gasol truly found basketball.
You know the name: the one found on five different NBA All-Star rosters, two Olympic silver-medal teams and a FIBA World Championship. Continue reading