Marc Gasol won’t make any promises about 2020 Olympics
Marc Gasol has done just about everything on the international stage. After winning the 2019 FIBA World Cup gold medal, Gasol has multiple World Cup titles and a pair of Olympic silver medals as a member of Spain. The one thing he does not have is an Olympic gold medal.
With the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on the horizon next summer, Gasol told reporters, including Dionysis Aravantinos of Eurohoops, that he remains unsure about whether or not he — as well as his brother Pau — will play for Spain:
When asked on if the Gasol brothers will be in Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympics, Gasol didn’t make any promises: “At this point in your career, you don’t know. You want to be there, you hope to be there, but you’re not gonna make any promises. Potentially this could be my last World Cup”.
Gasol’s silver medals came in back-to-back Olympics in 2008 and 2012, when Spain was defeated by Team USA in both gold-medal games. While Pau also played for Spain in 2016 in Rio, Marc was not part of the roster. Spain would go on to win the bronze medal.
The 34-year-old accepted his player option with the Toronto Raptors after helping lead the franchise to their first NBA championship. With Gasol and Kyle Lowry leading the way, Toronto still figures to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Gasol may be at the tail end of his career, but he would likely welcome one final shot at an Olympic gold medal if he can stay healthy.