Pau Gasol Spain Japan
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Pau Gasol opened up about playing for Spain in the Olympic Games for a fifth straight time.

Gasol said playing for the national team in the Olympic Tournament is a ‘privilege’.

“It is an honor to play for this team, for our country, and especially in the Olympic Games. Being here is a privilege and a great reward for the work done. I am enjoying every second,” Gasol said, via

The veteran center had nine points and four rebounds, as Spain defeated Japan in its opener in the Tokyo Olympics.