Spain takes 2nd straight Euro League title!
@SportsBata ..nuff said
Spain beat out Serbia in 2010, and now France in 2011 to take their second straight European league title (F.I.B.A.)! They became the first country to win back-to-back titles since Yugoslavia did in 1997! Team Espanol dominated Team France 98-85 on Sunday! Juan Carlos Navarro AKA La Bomba was named tournament MVP and scored 27 points for Team Espanol! LA Lakers Pau Gasol had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Spain’s new citizen (Congo native) Oklahoma City Thunder Serge Ibaka made immediate impact getting five blocks in (four minutes) in the second half (video below) to help Spain maintain a 10 point lead. France’s star, San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker scored 26 points, but did not have any supporting cast. Check it out!
”This is a historic team,” said Navarro, who is known in his homeland as ”La Bomba” for his scoring ability. ”We’ll see what are the limits of this selection (of players).”
”It’s a very sweet moment for (Spanish) basketball,” the LA Lakers star said.
”Navarro has been incredible, shooting very well and stepping up for us in the clutch,” Gasol said.
”This was my destiny and I have achieved my dream,” Ibaka said. ”I knew that we were going to win because we have a great team. It is my first year with the team and look! Yes sir, five blocks, that’s right man.”
Serge Ibaka five blocks in four minutes:
info courtesy Associated Press