Marcus Slaughter's relationship with Real Madrid goes beyond the signing of his contract in the summer of 2012. It goes back a long time, to the American's first spell in the Spanish league. Match day 23 of the Liga Endesa and the Whites received Blancos de Rueda Valladolid, the team that the US center represented at the time. Before the game Real Madrid gave him a shirt with his brother Jemall’s name on the back, who died at 18 years of age when Marcus was only 9.
“Madrid gave me a shirt with his name on the back. I sent it to my mum and she cried”, proudly explains Slaughter, who wears number 44 in honor of his brother. This was the beginning of the romance between club and player, which has now extended to the court, with both defending the same interests.
His plays an open and spectacular game, with the Madrid fans enjoying all his moves. The center, a player who is really loved by the fans, has become an important piece of the Whites' inside game.