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Spain's most talented and successful basketball export is without a doubt Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol.
Pau inspires Spanish and European youth to make it to the NBA, and never misses a chance to give back to his communities—no matter where on the planet.
Gasol recently won a "Charity Challenge" held by the NBA where fans voted on their favorite player to win $10,000 for a charity of that player's choice. He won after picking up 38 percent of the votes, and gave the $10,000 to UNICEF to help build safe schools for children in Africa.
Pau is pictured above with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and President Barack Obama at a charity event during Christmas time with the Lakers holiday toy drive.
After a typhoon devastated the Philippines (one of the NBA's biggest fans overseas), Pau pledged to donate $1,000 for every bucket he scored in a specific game. Pau's former coach Phil Jackson added a pretty hilarious tongue-in-cheek donation checklist for that night: "$50 per point, $50 per rebound and $1,000 per charge taken, mi compadre."