The former Spanish basketball player Pau Gasol will accompany to the Argentine Luis Scola as global ambassador of the 2023 World Cup basketball, which will be played between the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia at the end of August and beginning of September.
“Pau Gasol, icon of international basketball, has been named global ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023,” the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said in a statement.
“FIBA’s most emblematic event will start in 200 days in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, and will have the presence of Gasol, who knows the tournament perfectly”followed the announcement of the entity based in the Swiss city of Mies.
“It is a great honor for me to be part of such an impressive team of basketball legends and to join Luis Scola, a true legend and one of my toughest opponents, in this role as a global ambassador for the 2023 World Cup.” He said about the gold medal winner at the 2004 Athens Olympics with the Argentine national team.
Pau Gasol was crowned world champion with Spain in Japan 2006while he achieved the silver medal in the games Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. During his time in the NBA, he got two rings with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.