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This Tuesday at 8.00pm ET, CBS’s 60 Min Sports, America’s most watched newsmagazine, will air a segment examining the lives of Pau and Marc Gasol, two of the biggest names in the NBA, whose successful careers can be traced back to their time as young stars at Futbol Club Barcelona.

The Gasol brothers’ exclusive interview with Jim Axelrod — which was filmed at FC Barcelona’s basketball arena, known as the Palau Blaugrana, as well as at Camp Nou, the renowned home stadium of the Club’s world-famous football team, and the FCB Museum — delves into their rise from talented yet lanky youngsters to NBA stardom.

 

 

The seven-foot tall (2.13 m) Pau, the elder of the two, played for Barça from 1998 to 2001 before going on to win two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2002 and has appeared in six NBA All-Star Games. Pau’s first seven seasons in the NBA were with the Memphis Grizzlies and, to this day, he remains their all-time leading scorer. The 36-year-old center spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Bulls before moving on to the San Antonio Spurs this season.

Marc, a 7’1” (2.16 m) center, has only played for the Grizzlies. He was drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft before being sent to Memphis as part of a deal that sent Pau to Los Angeles. It was the only time in NBA history a player was traded for his brother. Today, the 31-year-old Marc is a two-time NBA All-Star. He was the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

 

 

But despite their impressive list of accolades, the brothers' biggest moment, perhaps, came In 2015 when, as the first siblings to ever start the same NBA All-Star game, they went head-to-head at tip-off. Who got the upper hand? See below:

The 60 Minutes report is not the first time the show has aired an exclusive feature about FC Barcelona. In, 2013, CBS correspondent Bob Simon put together an extensive report about Barça — which focused mainly on the football team — the first time any of the major US networks had paid such close attention to the Catalan Club.

Thanks to Simon’s report, FC Barcelona’s credo — “More than a Club” — was projected to the US market as a clear example of the Club’s global appeal, one that has helped it become one of the iconic giants of world sport.


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