José Calderón is a Spanish well-known basketball player who played for a few years in the NBA team called Toronto Raptors and who has played many matches for our Spanish national team. He born on 28th September (1981) in Villanueva de la Serena (Badajoz).He is 1.91 metres tall and he weighs 95kg.
Jose Calderón began his proffesional career in "Diputacion Foral Alava", a small team of second division (1998). The following year, he was hired by the CB Lucentum Alicante (1999-2001). On 3rd August 2005, he joined the Toronto Raptors as playmaker. During the 2006-2007 season he managed to win the NBA Atlantic Division championship.On 7th December 2006, he suffered a terrible back injury and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher.
Jose Calderón announced that he ended his career with the Spanish national team. A career that began in 2002 and in which the playmaker from Extremadura, has won a total of eight medals, becoming one of the best game directors game in the history of Spanish.
In my opinion, Jose Calderón is one of the best baketball players. It's a shame that he won't play for Spain any more. José Calderón will be one of few who will always be remembered always and of course many of this peers; Sergio Llull, Pau Gasol, Felipe Reyes, Ricky Rubio, Juan C. Navarro, Sergio Rodríguez, Rudy Fernandez..etc. Although the best without doubt for me is Pau Gasol.