Report: Pau Gasol makes major decision regarding basketball career

Jonathan Sherman
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In recent months, former Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol has hinted that he’s wanted to make a return to the NBA.

However, on Saturday it was reported that the six-time All-Star will be continuing his career overseas.

Ultimately, it isn’t all that shocking that Gasol will be playing in Spain. After all, he is a Spanish national and played a number of years with FC Barcelona early in his professional career.

Still, the thought of Gasol rejoining the Lakers this season was quite enticing for fans. Of course, Gasol’s younger brother Marc is currently on the Lakers. It would have been wonderful to see the two compete for a championship together.

Beyond that, Pau Gasol enjoyed a special relationship with late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

In the NBA, Pau Gasol averaged 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. He’s a two-time champion.

Though it’s possible he could try to make a return to the NBA in the future, it seems more likely that he will spend what’s left of his professional career in his home nation.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.