Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Marc Gasol's Press Conference

Well the worst kept secret in Memphis this year has finally become a reality as Marc Gasol was introduced to the Memphis media today as the newest member of the Grizzlies. You can listen to the entire press conference over at the Grizzlies Web Site.

My impression of Marc is that he is a lot slimmer than I expected even after hearing how he had really improved his conditioning. I think he looks to be in better shape now than he was playing in Spain. He's very soft spoken and yet you can tell this was a day he had dreamed about for a long time. Marc could have accepted far more lucrative contracts to play in Spain but the desire to be an NBA player overwhelmed the monetary benefits of remaining overseas.

I'll have a lot from the press conference later including some interesting private Q&A with Michael Heisley, Kevin O'Neal and Marc Gasol.

BallHype: hype it up!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think he can start over Darko. Do you?

Anonymous said...

Kevin O'Neal? Why even talk to him..................what a looser O'Neal is. I still stay that was a bad move hiring O'Neal.....what a bum!

Anonymous said...

Kevin O'Neill? (spelling)

catgrizzfan said...

I dont know. Darko is more athletic, quicker, better defender but Gasol definetely has much more basket I.Q., excellent positioning, easy shots, good rebounder and defender. Let's see how he fits in the league...