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JAvier Tebas and his proposal to take a match of the Santander League to Miami – specificallya Girona-Barcelona– have found new support in one of the best Spanish athletes in history.Pau Gasol took advantage of the lines of his column inExpansion to share your vision of this proposal.
"These past weeks we are living closely the movements of the Santander Leagueto take a step, which in my opinion will be very important in the internationalization of the competition", points out the pvot of the Spurs in their text." Until now we have seen how some clubs transfer part of their preseason to reference markets (USA, China, Japan, etc.). Nowwe are talking about normalizing the celebration of some of the official parties in foreign territory, as it is the case of the proposal to celebrate the meeting between Bara and Girona in Miami in January. It is a question not exempt from politics, but which reflects this will to continue exporting the competition beyond the local territory to get closer and closer to the Premier. "
The player from Sant Boi putsas an example the internationalization of a competition like the NBA, considered one of the best in the world: "The NBA was established as a pioneer league exporting events outside: in 1990, held a match between Utah and Phoenix in Tokyo.The NBA regularly holds meetings in the US to provide the brand with greater projection in markets such as China, Mexico, Europe or Africa.I played a regular season game against the Suns in Mexico City a couple of seasons ago. "
That someone with the vision and experience of@Pau Gasolshare the great importance of playing a game in the US (article in@expansioncom) it should make us reflect. In a global environment, either we grow or we stay behind.pic.twitter.com/zTpxJO6gXv
? Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier)October 22, 2018
The column written by the twice champion of the NBA has not been slow to have an answer from the president of the Santander League, Javier Tebas, on social networks: "That someone with the vision and experience of @paugasol share the great importance of playing a game in the US should make us reflect, in a global environment, either we grow or we stay behind. "