FIt was undoubtedly a moment of pure emotion, the most of the entire Endesa League final. Once the match and the ACB champions were over, the Catalans waited for the moment of their crowning the trophy. And two of the most influential players in the squad decided that the moment belonged to the Barcelona legend.
So Pierre Oriola, the captain, and Niko Mirotic, the MVP, approached Pau Gasol and tried to convince him to be the one to lift the trophy. Pau, with the match ball in his possession, refused at first, not because he was not excited, but because he did not steal the spotlight from his teammates. At the insistence, he ended up giving in although sharing the honor with Oriola himself and with his daughter, Elizabeth Gianna.