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Spanish Olympic Team Reportedly Destroyed Hotel Rooms After Gold-Medal Loss

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12:  Silver medallists Pau Gasol #4 of Spain and Marc Gasol #13 of Spain pose on the podium with team mate Victor Sada #15 of Spain during the medal ceremony for the Men's Basketball on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 12, 2012

The Spanish men's national basketball team went Motley Crüe on their hotel rooms following a loss to Team USA in the gold-medal game at the London Olympics. 

The New York Daily News (h/t Larry Brown Sports) reports some of Spain's best basketball players completely destroyed a couple of their rooms after having to settle for silver yet again. 

As for the costly sum the players had to pay, the report issues that there was more than $14,400 in damages. 

Per the report, the Spanish Basketball Federation has denied any knowledge of vandalism, but the New York Daily News found a source who stated: 

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 also important to note there was no mention of which players were involved, making it hard to place the Gasol brothers at the scene of the hotel trashing. 

As for the bill, the Spanish Olympic Committee paid for the damages in full. 

While there is currently no mention of specifics, one can't help but wonder how two rooms suffered nearly $15,000 in damages.

The Spanish team had to get mighty creative to rack up that kind of bill.



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