NBA Euro-Watch: All Star Gasols

2015-01-23T13:57:57+00:00 2015-05-23T16:01:15+00:00.

Aris Barkas

23/Jan/15 13:57

Eurohoops.net

They were the first European brothers who played in the NBA and they will be the first brothers in the NBA history who will be both starters in an All Star Game. Pau and Marc Gasol will face each other in a historic battle

By Lefteris Moutis/ moutis@eurohoops.net

They were the first European brothers who played in the NBA and they will be the first brothers in the NBA history who will be both starters in an All Star Game. Pau and Marc Gasol will face each other in a historic battle.

Tom and Dick Van Arsdale played in the 1970 and 1971 games, but the Gasols are the first brothers to chosen to start. The older brother, Pau Gasol commented: “It’s a great accomplishment, great honor, great recognition. To have my brother in it also is unbelievable. I’m overwhelmed.”

Marc Gasol said: “I am honored and humbled to be selected as a starter for the All-Star Game. Knowing that I will be facing my brother Pau for the opening tip, it will be a true accomplishment for our family and a memory I will cherish for the rest of my career”.

The starters in the East Team are: John Wall, Kyle Lowry, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol. The starters in the West Team are the following: Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol and Anthony Davis.