Good afternoon and welcome to the press conference in which Pau Gasol announces his future in basketball! Starting at 17.00 today, an announcement will be made that seems more aimed at retirement after 21 active seasons in which it has become the greatest reference in the history of Spanish basketball. A differential player who helped demolish all the complexes of the national sport with a determination and a daring never seen before.
The press conference will take place in an incomparable setting such as the emblematic Gran Teatro Liceo in Barcelona. The player from Sant Boi, current president of the Gasol Foundation and member of the IOC Athletes Commission, has summoned the media to communicate his decision surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, who wanted to be with Pau in the which appears to be his last public appearance as a professional athlete.
16 moments in the career of Pau Gasol
If Pau Gasol leaves basketball, he will do so as the best Spanish player in history after accumulating an enviable palmars in which they enter two NBA rings, three ACB leagues, a World Cup, three European golds with the Spanish national team, two Olympic silver and up to six more metals with a Spain that he helped to place at the top of world basketball.
A career marked by great moments how was his choice as No. 3 in the draft, his appointment as Rookie of the Year, his signing for the largest NBA franchise such as the Lakers, his brotherhood with Kobe, the World Cup in Japan or the Eurobasket semifinals against France in 2017 in the best individual performance that is remembered with the Spain shirt.
BRAND, always with him
Few times has an athlete in the world managed to attract so many spotlights to him. And that has been the constant in Pau Gasol’s career, capable of breaking down barriers with the same ease with which he achieved a mate. That’s why only with remember BRAND covers One could get a perfect idea of the enormous dimension that a player who is unrepeatable has had during these last two decades.
A myth at Staples and the NBA
In the last hours there have been recognitions and tributes to the figure of Pau Gasol. But there are still many more to come, such as his entry into the Hall of Fame or seeing how the Lakers retire their number as Jess Sánchez asked, one of the journalists who has followed Pau’s career the most: “There are magnificent myths in Spanish sports, I don’t know if I would put him first but I would certainly be on the podium of the three best athletes in history. For me he is the second best Spanish athlete behind Rafa Nadal. Pau Gasol is a highly respected athlete in the United States and it won’t surprise me that the Lakers they will remove his shirt “