Some unforgettable minutes that the captain of the National Team, Laia Palau, will always remember. In the match against Belgium in Córdoba, the following to its 300 caps with Spain, the base received a tribute according to the magnitude of the milestone reached and its figure as a player and as a benchmark of Spanish basketball.
In the 9th minute, that of his number with the National Team, the game was stopped to celebrate the emotional and well-deserved tribute. Jorge Garbajosa, President of the FEB, presented Laia Palau in the center of the field of the Vista Alegre Municipal Palace in Córdoba a commemorative shirt for his 300 caps. A milestone that, to date, no Spanish basketball player in the male or female category had reached.
But the surprise did not end here. Immediately afterwards, Palau’s relatives jumped onto the floor to hand him the minutes of his first international match, played against Canada in Vilagarcia de Arousa on August 16, 2002. Without a doubt, a tribute to remember.
“In the name of all Spanish basketball, of your past and current colleagues, coaches, referees, but, above all, of all those girls who play basketball and who want to be like you and who are going to start playing because they have seen you. play you, 300 million times thanks, Laia“Garbajosa commented.
“Elite athletes know that without our family our life would not be as pleasant as it is. And thanks also to my colleagues, to those of today and to the millions who have been, this is something that we have built together. So let’s get to it together as far as possible”Said an excited Laia Palau. Legend of our basketball.