Spanish players reportedly trashed their hotel rooms after Olympic loss to USA
Every basketball team in the Olympics wants to come home with the gold medal, but only one can take the honors. Coming one win short like the Spanish national team has to be frustrating, but that doesn’t give grown men an excuse to act like teenagers. According to the NY Daily News, Spain trashed it’s London hotel rooms after their loss to the US in the gold medal game back in August.
The team reportedly caused $14,400 worth of damages to two hotel rooms. The Spanish media described the incident as “despicable” and “disrespectful,” while the Spanish Basketball Federation had the following to say.
“The leaving parties are usually a regular thing when players finish a tournament. After living together for six weeks, preparing and competing, they have it. But it has never led to this.”
It’s tough to imagine a team that is led by NBA veterans Pau and Marc Gasol doing something this immature, although it is important to note that it is unclear whether or not the entire team was involved. Spain had to deal with some cheap shots on the court during the tournament and was obviously frustrated by the end result, but trashing hotel rooms is typically reserved for 18-year-olds after their senior prom.