Juan Carlos Navarro Feijoo is my favorite basketball player of the ACB. He currently plays in FC Barcelona Lassa team, where is the captain and the person reference. He was born in Sant Feliu de Llobregat on June 13, 1980.
Navarro, nicknamed "La Bomba" measures 1,92 m high and is a player who has gone down in history both in Barcelona team and in European competitions. Juan Carlos was the MVP of the Final Four 2010, MVP of Euroleague 2008-2009, MVP of ACB 2005-2006, MVP of Final ACB 2009, 2011, 2014, MVP of Final of Super Cup Spain 2009, 2011 and Mr. Europa (Mister Europa) 2010.
Navarro began playing basketball in the CB Santfeliuenc when he was just 8 years. At the age of 12, a scout of FCB Barcelona saw him and led him to play with the club.
Navarro was moving up until the November 23, 1997 he debuted with the first team at Barcelona. Navarro alternated matches with the first team and the team league LEB (a lower league) but the 2000-2001 season he established himself as a first team player.
In the 2000-2001 season, Navarro was drafted by the NBA and played one season in the Washington Wizards. In the 2003-2004 season Navarro returned to the club. In the 2007/2008 season he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for a while.
Finally, in late 2008 he returned to Barcelona, where he rose to prominence in the European basketball and won titles.
Navarro is a very respected player in the basketball world. He is a player who all pay homage and keep in mind that even with 35 years, is a decisive player and with basketball plays never seen. Navarro highlight for two of his best qualities, "the boom" and that is an excellent three point shooter.
But a player can’t expect to earn this respect without being a great person. Navarro is a generous and caring person on and off the field. He is a player who does not think of himself, but on the basketball team. All his colleagues and friends, both the selection and Barça players, are it’s way of being and his passion for basketball and dedication to the fans.
Joel V. L.
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