Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

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Juan Manuel Looez Iturriaga

Position: Shooting guard


1. Describe yourself in 3 words?

Quick, smart, friendly

2. How do you stay healthy and fit with your busy schedule?

I work out about 3 to 5 times a week for 75 minutes each session. I also eat a lot of fruit and vegetables.

3. How would you define fitness?

It’s a way of life, a necessary type of approach to make life more satisfactory. Take care of yourself to be in good shape.

4. What was the greatest challenge you faced at Real Madrid?

To honour the impressive history of Real Madrid.

5. What was your best moment at Real Madrid?

Winning the European Championship twice.

6. Have you been to the UAE?

No, I enjoy travelling and look forward to experiencing the culture and people.

7. What is your favourite Kobe moment?

Watching him play at the 2008 Olympic finals in Beijing.

8. What is your secret weapon on the basketball court?


9. If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?

Marmitako, a famous Basque dish

10. If you were to select 2 celebrities to be your parents, who would they be and why?

David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey. I love TV.

11. What advice would you give to kids about achieving their goals?

Do the things you enjoy. Be consistent, have perseverance and never give up.

12. If you were a fruit, what would you be and why?

Melon, hard on the outside, juicy in the inside

13.What was the best piece of advice you ever received?