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Basketball Gigantes Awards: Bodiroga, Deck, or Torrens

Madrid, Feb 12 (EFE).- Former stars and current basketball icons were celebrated at the illustrious 36th edition of the Gigantes Awards. Among the laurates were Dejan Bodiroga, Gabriel Deck, and Alba Torrens.

Bodiroga, now presiding over the Euroleague, was honored as an international legend, while Deck, the formidable Argentine player for Real Madrid, claimed the spotlight in the male category.

Torrens, a stalwart of the Spanish national team and Valencia Basket, emerged triumphant in the female category.

A constellation of basketball talents was also acknowledged for their outstanding achievements, among them were: Markus Howard (Euroleague Category), Tadas Sedekerskis, Cristiano Felicio (Endesa League best debutant), Santiago Yusta (Best National of the Endesa League), Helena Oma, Ainhoa López (Female legend), Nico Brussino (Female legend), and Breanna Stewart (International of the year).

Teams were also celebrated for their excellence. Covirán Granada (best fans category), Casademont Zaragoza (Women’s club), Unicaja de Málaga (Men’s club), Movistar Estudiantes (75th anniversary), and Dreamland Gran Canaria (Sports leadership).

Reflecting on the event, José Manuel Rodríguez, president of the National Sports Council, remarked, “It’s been almost 40 years of an emblematic leading magazine.”

He continued, highlighting the significance of Spanish basketball’s achievements in 2023, a year characterised by unparalleled success and competitive spirit.

As the basketball community comes together to honor its brightest stars and celebrate its achievements, the Gigantes Awards serve as a testament to the enduring legacy and boundless potential of the sport. EFE

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