Whatever happens on the parquet and it unfolds as the night unfolds, next Friday’s meeting at the Pavelló Fontajau of Girona will go down in the history of the LEB Gold League as one of the most prominent in his 26 seasons of history.

Because there will be many incentives that fans can find on a floor that will attend the historic debut in the competition of a colossus of our basketball such as Marc Gasol.

A night that will mean the reunion of the pivot of Sant Boi with those tables on which it acquired its ticket to the NBA as well as with a hobby that will once again enjoy its star in an official match 14 seasons later of his departure.

Thus, Marc will star in a whole return to the origins that it could not start in any other way than with a historical rival on the other side of the track. And not only because of the almost five decades of history of the Huesca team, but also because the peñistas were one of the first rivals of the Gasol middleweight in their brief stage in the FEB Competitions.

Specifically, a December 19, 2003 that led him to travel to the Huesca Sports Palace to play matchday 14 of the EBA League. A match ended with a defeat by 9 points for his FC Barcelona, but in which Marc was one of the most valuable men on the team with 18 points and 7 rebounds (89-80).

Now, with his rival in LEB Oro, the Catalan interior will live a reunion that even has a precedent with victory for that of Sant Boi, the return match of that 2003/04 campaign in which his team won at the Palau by a resounding 89-54.

For this reason, everything that happens after 7:00 p.m. this Friday will once again be part of the story of a player willing to obtain the greatest possible brightness from a reunion marked by emotion and heart.

Marc Gasol’s first season in FEB Competitions
Working day Rival Statistics Outcome
14 Peñas CAI Huesca 14 val: 18 p – 7 rb – 1 ace 89 – 80 (D)
29 Peñas CAI Huesca 14 val: 12 p – 5 rb – 3 ace 89 – 54 (V)

Sports career – Marc Gasol:

Training: Escola Esportiva Llor
1997/99: FC Barcelona (Children)
1999/01: FC Barcelona (Cadet)

Winterthur FC Barcelona (EBA League and Endesa League)
2005/06: WTC Cornellá (LEB Silver)
2005/06: Winterthur FC Barcelona (Endesa League)
2006/08: Akasvayu Girona (Endesa League)
2008/19: Memphis Grizzlies (NBA – USA)
2019/20: Toronto Raptors (NBA – USA)

2020/21: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA – USA)
2021/22: Girona Basketball (LEB Gold)