Who is Marc Gasol?
Marc Gasol Sáez alias Marc Gasol is a Spanish professional basketball player. Marc is currently playing at the Centre for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gasol was drafted in 2007 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers on the 48th overall pick. In 2008, he traded to Memphis Grizzlies. Further, Marc was traded to Toronto Raptors in 2019 and won the NBA Championship with it the same year. Apart from this, Gasol was named the NBA Defensive Player of the year. Besides, Gasol is also serving his national team as a regular member since 2006. He has won two FIBA Basketball World Cup and two Olympic silver medals.
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|Birth Name||Marc Gasol Sáez|
|Height||7 feet 1 inch|
|Parents||Marisa Saez (mother) and Agusti Gasol (father)|
|Married/ Husband||Cristian Blesa (Wife)|
|Siblings||PaulGasol (Older brother)|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
Wiki, Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Family & Siblings
Marc Gasol took birth on this earth on January 29, 1985, as Marc Gasol Sáez. As of now, he has successfully completed 35 years of his age. He was born under the birth sign Aquarius in Barcelona, Spain. He was born to parents Marisa Saez (mother) and Agusti Gasol (father). However, he has an older brother named Pau Gasol. His brother Paul is also an NBA player. Pau was selected 3rd overall in the 2001 NBA draft. After that, Marc along with his parents and brother moved to the Memphis suburb of Germantown, Tennessee. Further, Marc holds Spanish nationality and belongs to Spanish ethnicity.
Turning back and putting some flash into Marc’s education, he attended Lausanne Collegiate School located at Memphis Tennessee. Further, due to his fabulous skills in basketball, he was nicknamed,” The Big Burrito’.
Marc Gasol: Married, Spouse and Children
The 35 years Marc is a happily married man. He tied his knot with Cristian Blesa on July 7, 2013. The couple decided to turn their relationship as husband and wife after dating each other for several months. Further, additional happiness was added to their life after the birth of their daughter Julia. Julia was born in November of 2014.
Apart from this, neither Marc nor his wife seems to have any other extramarital affairs. Currently, the couple is living happily without any rumors of separation.
Marc Gasol: Career, Net Worth and Salary
Marc started playing basketball from his school days. He used to play basketball for his college during high school. Soon after his graduation, he joined FC Barcelona of Liga ACB. After that, he moved to Akasvayu Girona. Marc spent two seasons there and added himself with the title, “ 2008 ACB Most Valuable Player”. He started playing with NBA after he got drafted 48th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA draft. Gasol was traded to Memphis Grizzlies on February 1, 2008, in exchange for his own brother Pau Gasol.
Further, he signed a rookie scale contract with Memphis on July 9, 2008. Gasol re-signed with the Memphis to a four-year extension contract with a contract of worth $58 million. Besides, Marc was named Western Conference Player of the Week on January 23, 2012, for games played 16-22 January. Marc was named an NBA All-Star for the first time, on February 9, 2012, earning a place on the Western Conference roster as a reserve for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in April of 2013, becoming the first player in Grizzlies history to earn the honor. Further, Gasol again signed five years extension contract with Grizzlies on July 13, 2015, with worth $110 Million.
Marc is currently playing at the Centre for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He traded to Toronto on February 7, 2019. As of now, he has a net worth of $50 Million. Besides, he earns a salary of $23 Million annually.
Awards and Achievements
Marc has won a number of awards in his career till now. In 2009, he won NBA All-Rookie Team. Further, he won NBA Defensive Paklyer of the Year and NBA All-Defensive Team in 2013. Besides, he has also won the All-NBA Team and Prince of Asturias Awards for sports in 2015.
Height, Weight and Other Body Features
As an NBA, it is sure he must keep his body fit and healthy. He has got a good height of 7 feet 1 inches and weighs 116 kg. Marc has a green colored eye and light brown hair. Further his chest measures 48 inches, biceps measures 17 inches and waist measures 42 inches.
Social Media Appearance
Marc is active in most of the social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As of now, he has 317k followers on Instagram, 1.21 Million followers on Twitter and 492k followers on Facebook.