Marc Gasol does not care about the media downplaying the Raptors’ repeat chances

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Marc Gasol does not pay attention to what the media says regarding the Toronto Raptors’ chances to win another NBA title.

The big man of the Raptors expressed his confidence in his teammates and the coaching staff.

“We don’t spend any energy in having that ‘sports talk. It’s good bar talk. We understand the media has to do that. We know we’re not easy to beat. We believe in ourselves. We have a lot of tools, a lot of great players and, to me, the best coaching staff in the NBA.

We’re a no-excuse team. I don’t need someone to tell me to believe in something. You go out there and you compete and you can beat anybody. It doesn’t take a genius to know that we have a lot of pieces.

I don’t need someone to tell me ‘you guys can win it.’ It’s really hard, and it’s a different year, obviously, but on any given night we can be one of the good teams,” Gasol told Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.