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Ribas, dribbling, and Lawal have brought a winning attitude with them this season. / CARLOS DÍAZ

FC Barcelona's sixth Super Cup was nothing short of coming out party for two players who arrived this past summer to strengthen the team: Pau Ribas and Shane Lawal. Both players came to Barça already on the winning track, having emerged victorious in the last final that each played in before signing, not including the Catalan League title that both took part in with their new team.

It was the sixth appearance for Ribas in a Super Cup yet it was the first time he won it. As an added bonus he took home MVP honors after scoring 15 points and grabbing 3 rebounds in the final.

Ribas' Super Cup performance was no aberration, either. In the four games he's played, the Catalan shooting guard has averaged 13 points while shooting lights out from the field and from the free throw line.

Ribas is clutch too. Going back to last year, when he played for Valencia, he's won the last three finals he's played in, including the gold medal he garnered with the Spanish national team at the Eurobasket 2015.


Shane Lawal is a winner too

FC Barcelona's Nigerian center may not have been the top scorer in the Super Cup final, but his outstanding work on defense coupled with a highlight-reel alley-oop was a glimpse of just how good he can be.

When it comes to winning, Lawal is no pushover. He won three titles last season with the Sardinian team Dinamo Sassari, which lifted the Italian Super Cup, League and Italian Cup. He also took home the gold medal as one of Nigeria's key players at the 2015 FIBA AfroBasket.

 


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