The future of two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol has been one of the biggest discussion topics around the league. While many believed that Gasol would hang his sneakers. Some sections of the crowd were quite positive that Gasol will return to the NBA.
But when asked about his future recently, Pau Gasol denied any claims about signing with a team. To everyone’s surprise, Gasol has signed with a team. According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Gasol will be returning back to Spain and will play for FC Barcelona.
Six-time NBA All-Star and two-time champion Pau Gasol announces he has signed with FC Barcelona of the EuroLeague.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2021
With Gasol returning to Europe, it might break a few hearts in the league. Especially for the Los Angeles Lakers fans, who were expecting him to return for one last season. Additionally, ever since the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Gasol has taken care of the Bryant family like his own.
This added an additional emotion for fans expecting him to return to the Lakers. Him being 40-years-old is no good news for fans either.
Will Pau Gasol ever return to the NBA?
During his prime, Gasol was a sensational player. Alongside Kobe, he helped the purple and gold to win two NBA Championships in consecutive years. However, due to unfortunate injuries, his career took a wild turn.
In fact, Pau hasn’t even played a single professional basketball game since early 2019. Keeping everything in mind, it’s hard to see him return to the NBA. But a player can always change their mind. May be Gasol is trying to get back in shape before trying to return to the NBA.
What are your thoughts on this unexpected news? Do you still believe that the six-time NBA All-Star will ever be seen in the NBA? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.