former rapper Casol continues his basketball career in Spain

It seems that Mark Casole is finally ready to play basketball again.

The 36-year-old is rumored to be retiring from the sport. Johnny Asconis of Eurohoops.com The former Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lockers Center are expected to make their (again) debut next month with the Spanish basketball team Girona.

He teased the news in an Instagram story this week and is set to officially announce his return to court this Thursday.

Asconis says that Kasol could make his debut soon on December 3.

Kasol is co-owner and president of Girona. He co-founded the team in 2014. Kasol played three seasons for the previous Girona team, CB Girona, from 2006 to 2008. Bàsquet Girona currently plays in the LEB Oro League, the second highest professional league in Spain.

Casolin’s last NBA came in the 2021 playoffs as a member of Game Lockers.

The three-time All-Star has played 11 seasons for Grizzlys and was sent to Toronto in February 2019 for CJ Miles, Jonas Valencianas and Delon Wright.

Casol spent just 105 games in Toronto – 70 regular season games and 35 playoff games – but in his short time he instantly became a fan favorite.

Casolin’s acquisition was widely celebrated as the last “missing piece” of the 2019 Toronto championship, and his antics at the team’s championship parade left him forever etched in the hearts of Raptors fans.

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