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Name: Raul Lopez
Nickname: The Spanish Fly (USA)
Born: April 15, 1980
Origin: Vic, Spain
Drafted: 2001, 1st round, 24th pick by the Utah jazz
Languages: Spanish, English
Website: InterBasket & RaulLopez.4t.com
Teams (jersey): Spanish National Team (13), Joventut Badalona, Real Madrid (14), Utah Jazz (24)
Ibn Notes: Started playing basketball for CB Vic in his hometown before joining Joventut Badalona in 1993 ... Made his debut in ACB ( Spain's pro basketball league ) on April 30, 1998 ( Joventut 103 - Caja San Fernando 89 ) scoring 10 points in 17 minutes ... Playing for Spain's National Junior team, won Mannheim Tournament and European Championship in 1998 and World Championship in 1999 ... Signed with Real Madrid in summer 2000 ... Made his debut with Spain NT in Sydney 2000 Olympics ... Member of Spain's National Team that captured the bronze medal in European Championship in 2001 (Turkey). Missed the entire 2002-03 season after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee...Suffered the injury prior to playing for Spain in the 2002 World Championships, the same injury that occured during the 2001-02 season while playing for Real Madrid in the Spanish League.
Dribbling has always been one of Lopez's greatest weapons because of his obsession with dribbling as a youth. He would practice dribbling the ball for hours just for fun which has made him very deadly with the ball in his hands. He rarely shows off his dribbling talents to outsiders and would rather save public exhibitions for the games.
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