Spain crushes Greece for gold
September, 3, 2006
Greetings from the press section of the Saitama SuperArena, where Pau Gasol was just named the MVP of the World Championship despite sitting out the gold medal game with a broken foot. The All-Tournament team was Gasol and Jorge Garbajosa of Spain, Manu Ginobili of Argentina, Theo Papaloukas of Greece and Carmelo Anthony of Team USA. Gasol, wearing blue jeans, hopped to the podium on one foot to accept his trophy, then rolled around on the floor with his teammates as part of Spain's celebration. He was injured in Spain's one-point semifinal victory over Argentina, but his team ended up not needing him in the title match.