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A Spanish player tried to bring his soccer skills to the NBA last night

It’s not a bad attempt.

Offside ref.
Offside ref.
Image: Brandon Dill/AP/Press Association Images

YOU MAY REMEMBER Marc Gasol from such vines as ‘Football in the Groin: Basketball Edition‘ but the Barcelona native briefly forgot which sport he was playing last night.

The NBA’s 2012/13 Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Star is a big soccer fan and registered his frustration with being unable to convert an ‘and one’ layup after a foul by attempting to head the basketball into the net.

Vine: AminESPN

Despite two attempts, Gasol can’t quite get the ball through the hoop. Good thing he’s paid to be a basketball player though as he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and this block on on Dwayne Dedmon as the Grizzlies beat the Orlando Magic 103-94.

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Steve O'Rourke

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