By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Kobe Bryant lauded Spanish center and former teammate Pau Gasol for the impact he had in the back-to-back NBA titles that they won in 2009 and 2010 with the L.A. Lakers
Actually, Kobe went as far as saying that he wouldn’t get those rings, if not for his partnership with the great Spaniard. He also predicted that it’s a no-brainer that Gasol will have his number retired by the Lakers when he decides to call it a day.
“There is no debate. When he retires, he will have his number in the rafters next month,” Bryant said to journalist Antonio Martin. “The reality is I wouldn’t win those two championships without Pau. L.A. wouldn’t have those two championships without Pau Gasol. We know that. Everybody knows that. I really look forward to the day when he is there giving his speech at the center of the court in front of all the fans who have supported him over the years. It’s going to be an awesome night.”
— Antonio Martín (@MartinGuirado) February 5, 2018