The Spanish National Team is currently training for a friendly versus Haiti in Miami and they plan on having a little fun while they’re down there. Iker Casillas and Andrés Iniesta are ambassadors for the bank BBVA, which is the official bank of the NBA and a sponsor of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, the two teams playing for the NBA Championship. With this connection and the timing of their friendly and first game of The Finals, the two Spanish legends see this as a great and unique opportunity to experience one of the most exciting atmospheres American sports has to offer.
And let’s not forget that basketball is one of the top three sports in Spain, both in participation and viewership. The Spanish National Basketball Team has won three silver medals in the Olympics (’84, ’08, ’12), a gold medal in the FIBA World Cup (’06) and 10 medals overall in the FIBA EuroBasket Tournament, with two being gold (’09, ’11). Spain also has six players currently active in the NBA with the most famous being two-time NBA Champion Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers.