Marc Gasol Sáez (born January 29, 1985) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Bàsquet Girona of the LEB Oro. The center is a three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA Team member. With the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013, he was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and with the Toronto Raptors in 2019, he won an NBA championship.
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Gasol 48th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft. He joined the Grizzlies after having his rights moved to Memphis in February 2008 in a transaction that sent his older brother Pau Gasol to the Lakers. He remained with the team until being traded to Toronto in 2019. In 2020, he returned to the Lakers for one season.
Since 2006, Gasol has been a regular member of Spain’s national squad. He’s won two FIBA Basketball World Cup crowns and two Olympic silver medals. He has two titles, a silver medal, and two bronze medals in EuroBasket.
Childhood and High School
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Born:||January 29, 1985|
|Country of Origin||Spain|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional NBA Player|
Marc Gasol was born on January 29, 1985, in Barcelona, Spain, as Marc Gasol Sáez. He moved with his family to Germantown, Tennessee, as a teenager in 2001, while his brother Pau was playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. Gasol attended Memphis’ Lausanne Collegiate School and played basketball there. He averaged 26 points and 13 rebounds per game as a senior.
Starting a Career
Gasol returned to Spain after graduating from high school and joined FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB. From 2003 to 2006, he was a member of the club. After that, Gasol joined CB Girona, where he stayed until 2008.
Marc Gasol’s Net Worth and Salary Are Unknown
Marc Gasol has a net worth of $70 million as a professional basketball player in Spain. Marc Gasol has played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. Gasol has also represented Spain at the international level, winning Olympic silver and FIBA World Cup gold. Pau Gasol’s younger brother, Marc, is an NBA player.
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Gasol with the 48th overall choice in the NBA draught in 2007. The Lakers transferred his draught rights to the Memphis Grizzlies the next year as part of a trade package that included his older brother, Pau.
Gasol joined the Grizzlies on July 9, 2008. In November 2008, he opened his rookie season with a bang, scoring 10-plus points in ten straight games on 49-for-84 shooting.
Gasol played a career-low 59 games in the 2013–14 season. In November 2013, he was sidelined for two months with a knee injury, and the Grizzlies went 10-13 during that period, including a season-high five-game losing streak.
In a 112–103 overtime triumph over the Washington Wizards in 2016, Gasol scored 20 points and made a career-high four three-pointers. In a 111–107 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on November 16, he scored 26 points and nailed four three-pointers.
Achievements of Marc Gasol
- Basketball champion (2019)
- 3 NBA All-Star Game (2012, 2015, 2017)
- First Team All-NBA (2015)
- Second Team All-NBA (2013)
- Defensive Player of the Year in the NBA (2013)
- Second Team All-NBA Defensive (2013)
- Second Team All-Rookie in the NBA (2009)
- ACB Liga champion (2004)
- Most Valuable Player Award (ACB) (2008)
- ACB All-Star Team (2008)
- Player of the Year at the Euroscars (2014)
- Olympic Silver in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
- Gold medals in the 2006 World Cup in Japan and the 2019 World Cup in China
Personal Life of Marc Gasol
Gasol was born in Barcelona, Spain, to Agustin Gasol and Marisa Sáez. Pau Gasol, Gasol’s older brother, is notable. Pau is also a two-time NBA champion and professional basketball player.
Gasol has been married to Cristina Blesa since 2013, according to reports. Julia Gasol Blesa, Gasol and Blesa’s daughter, is also a model.
Endorsements of Marc Gasol
Gasol has endorsement arrangements with Nike and San Miguel, according to numerous reports. Gasol also earns an estimated $1 million each year from endorsements alone, according to rumors.