By Alex Madrid / firstname.lastname@example.org
After his ACL injury, Sergio Llull has been out for a long time. We had to wait for 258 days, 19 hours and 41 minutes. Enough to have missed the player who still is the ACB and EuroLeague MVP.
Pablo Laso said he is “the best player in Europe” after the third game of the series against Panathinaikos. Someone like him deserves a tribute.
It hasn’t been an easy decision to make but Eurohoops brings you the five best moments of Real Madrid‘s star.
5. NBA Global Games
More than a decade ago, Llull came to Madrid from Manresa. After 11 minutes with the white shirt, Llull would achieve his first title: an ACB league conquered in the Palau Blaugrana. A few months later, Madrid would play against an NBA team for the first time in a long time: Toronto Raptors.
Sergio Llull was 19 at that time and he didn’t have an important role in the team but he was the key in the victory. His nerve, his speed and above all, his 17 points began to attract attention.
The Madridistas will remember what happened nine years after that much better. Pablo Laso’s team got an extraordinary overtime win against Oklahoma City Thunder. That five extra minutes came after another clutch three made by Llull. The point guard would end the game with 22 points and several ‘mandarinas’ to close the second, third and last quarter.