Paul Gasol announces retirement from basketball

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Paul Gasol, Spanish national basketball player The former LA Lakers star has officially retired. At a press conference in his hometown of Spain

Paul Gasol spent 18 NBA seasons between 2001-2019 and rose to prominence when playing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a partner with Kobe. Bryant, the legend of the deceased Besides that He has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs, insisting it was a difficult decision to make.

“It was a very difficult decision. More than you can imagine after years in the industry. But it was a decision that I had carefully thought of. You have to step back and see how much you enjoyed basketball through it. What I’ve always wanted to do is end my career while enjoying it. Not because of injury or unable to play any more.”

Additional reports from ESPN say the Lakers are set to retire the No. 16 shirt for Gasol immediately after he announces his retirement. The ceremony will take place this season. But no specific date was given

for Paul Gasol’s 1,226 NBA appearances, six-time All-Star appearances, with a career average of 17 points per game, 9.2 rebounds. per game, average 3.2 assists/game and 1.6 blocks/game. He has also won titles with the Lakers twice, in 2009 and 2010.