The commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, issued a press release to pronounce on the retirement of Pau Gasol, who made it official yesterday afternoon at a press conference at the age of 41.
Former teammates, teams like Lakers, Grizzlies or FC Barcelona; or the Spanish basketball team with which he has achieved so much success, had great words for him, but the figure of Pau has been so important in the NBA that even his own boss had time to dedicate a few words of thanks for his great professional career both inside and outside the parks.
«Pau Gasol is undoubtedly one of the most successful players of his generation. Two-time NBA champion, six-time All-Star, three-time Olympic medalist and world champion. Pau has inspired numerous fans with his great skills and passion for this sport. But what sets Pau apart is his tireless commitment to giving back to his native Spain and other communities around the world, which remains his priority. We congratulate Pau on his excellent career and thank him for being such a dedicated ambassador for our league, ”said Silver.
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