Found April 24, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
PLAYERS: Marc Gasol
TEAMS: Memphis Grizzlies
Marc Gasol accepted his 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award Wednesday afternoon in Memphis. “I’m the first European ever to accomplish this,” Gasol said at the presser. “It’s really an honor. Now I think my kids will believe me when I tell them I played in the NBA.” Gasol anchored the Grizzlies defense, which allowed 88.7 points per game, fewest in the league.
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