Basketball 🏀 player pau Gasol as announced his retirement from the game after a historical 23years in the game.
pau who won the NBA titles and three Olympic medals helped Barcelona to win the Spanish title this year before going to the Olympics too,it's a difficult decision to take after so many years in the game,but it as been taken carefully too said by pau
The 41 years old won the NBA titles and three Olympic medals during his playing successful career,at a news conference at bareclona ,he said is here to tell you that is going to retire from professional basketball 🏀
Gasol who stand seven feet 1 inch,made his professional debut in 1998 with bareclona as a center before being signed by NBA side called Memphis Grizzlies in the year 2001
Paul Gasol celebrate wining the NBA finals with the Lakers in the year 2009 also,He won the NBA titles with Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and in the year 2010,while being chosen in the All -star team on six occasions
Gasol later played for the Chicago bulls and San Antonio Spurs and a brief spell with bucks and four months at Portland too ,but he was unable to played due to injury .
He finally return to bareclona earlier this year,where he helped his own boyhood club to put an end to seven years wait for the championship in june.
He was an important talisman for Spain too,having been with them to ensure that they win Olympic silver medal at the 2008 and 2012 Games plus a bronze Medal too in the year 2106 also
Gasol returned from injury almost two years to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo ,where the Spanish team lost in the quarter final to eventual winner team USA in his final international appearance too
Gasol who also paid tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant who was his former teammate at Lakers,who lost his life in an helicopter crash with his daughter in the year 2020
Gasol during his retirement speech said he would have love to have him here today,but it is said he is gone,cause he Learnt alot from him especially when it comes to becoming a good competitor