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Grizzlies Gasol Ready to Lead in Spain

The Memphis Grizzlies will play the First Game of their NBA Europe Live Tour Tuesday in Malaga, Spain...

The Grizzlies are one of 4-NBA squads playing exhibition games in Europe..

The Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Toronto Raptors are the others..

The NBA was the First American Major Sports League to play exhibitions overseas.

Commissioner David Stern says with new arenas being built comparable to American Sports palaces, like Memphis' FedExForum, regular season games could be next for the NBA in Europe.

As for playing with his NBA Team in his Home Country, Grizzlies Forward Pau Gasol says he's excited to play tour guide for the Grizz in Spain.

"i'm definitely going to take them out and show them a good time. Get some mediterranean food and bond so when the tough times come we'll be ready. "

  Grizzlies Guard Mike Miller welcomes the trip across the Atlantic.

"Its a great chance to spend some time together and play some good teams so it's a win-win. "

The Grizzlies play Unicaja Malaga Tuesday...

Then Jet to Madrid for a game against MMT Estudiantes on Thursday.

Memphis opens the NBA Pre-Season at Home Next Monday Night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum.

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