Pau Gasol described his health and mindset as the Spanish National Team approaches its first game of the Olympic tournament on Sunday against China.
"I'm a beast," Gasol said. "Yeah, I feel pretty good. I feel strong."
Gasol led Spain with 19 points in an exhibition game loss to the United States on Tuesday.
"I have been preparing myself and working to get better this summer," Gasol said. “First for the Olympics and to perform at a high level to be able to achieve our goal, and then when the Olympics are over, take a little break and continue to prepare myself for what's going to be a very demanding (NBA) season, a season where we (the Lakers) want to get back on top as a team."