Pau Gasol expected to announce retirement

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:57 am    Post subject: Pau Gasol expected to announce retirement

Hell of a career!

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Pau Gasol has called a press conference for Tuesday in Spain, where the expectation grows that the 41-year-old is poised to announce his retirement as a player.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSteinLine/status/1443574346325266437


According to the basketball reference website players are eligible for the Hall of Fame after they have been fully retired from play for at least three years.
https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/hof.fcgi


According to basketball reference, Pau's odds of being inducted into the basketball hall of fame is 0.9335.
https://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/hof_prob.html


The question is will the Lakers wait to retire Pau's jersey until he is officially inducted into the hall of fame or will they retire his jersey before then.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:10 am    Post subject:

[Snarky comment removed] but thanks for helping Lakers win back to back, even though you [Snarky comment removed]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:13 am    Post subject:

Hall of famer, can not wait to see the day his Laker jersey is retired.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:49 am    Post subject:

Can't wait to see #16 next to #8 and #24
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:44 am    Post subject:

I have it on live IG. I think I missed the part in English (or the entire conference is in Spanish, since he is in Spain) so I don’t know what he is saying. But he looks and sounds great 👍🏾

I love you Pau!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:51 am    Post subject:

He is indeed retiring

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Pau Gasol's retirement press conference has begun in Spain: The two-time champion with the Lakers, as expected, has announced today that he is ending his playing career after 19 NBA seasons and a return to Barcelona last season.

https://twitter.com/vamos/status/1445414869411549198?s=21

https://twitter.com/thesteinline/status/1445415341337743363?s=21
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:02 am    Post subject:

Per Woike

Pau Gasol retires from basketball, Lakers to retire his number

https://twitter.com/danwoikesports/status/1445431587189837838?s=21

https://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/story/2021-10-05/lakers-great-pau-gasol-retires-from-basketball?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:30 am    Post subject:

This is the emotional part where he says he´d wish Kobe could be there with him today, mumbles that life´s unfair, and expresses how much he misses both him and Gigi. He acknowledges Kobe as one who helped him be a better leader and competitor, a winner, and finally says that he´s always been like a big brother to him:

https://as.com/baloncesto/2021/10/05/videos/1633450163_854611.html?m1=cG9ydGFkYV9wb3J0YWRh&m2=QUNUVUFMSURBRA%3D%3D&m3=MTE%3D&m4=dmlkZW8%3D&m5=MjI%3D&m1=cG9ydGFkYV9wb3J0YWRh&m2=QUNUVUFMSURBRA%3D%3D&m3=MTI%3D&m4=dmlkZW8%3D&m5=MjI%3D
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:25 am    Post subject:

Melancholy, yes, for the retirement of one of my sports heroes, a symbol of a kind of basketball almost totally gone, and the last man standing among the legendary pre-LeBron run. But man, so much magic he left in my memory...That will never go away.

Besides, he´s one of those rare elite sportsmen who´ll manage to live a meaningful life after the phone stops ringing, after the media forgets about you, and when the new generations won´t even know about his legendary skillset, which I think is one of the best of all time when we talk about the PF/C position.

I had the chance to meet him briefly years ago, almost in his prime, and the warmth he exudes, the way he is able to be so kind and stay with zen-like calm and charm with you while surrounded by (not always respectful) people is just remarkable.

Thank you, Pau. Just thank you.
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