Pau Gasol retired from basketball earlier this month. Fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal was quick to congratulate his good friend and NBA great.
Rafael Nadal and Gasol are longtime friends and business partners. Nadal, Gaso, and soccer star Christiano Ronaldo recently opened a hotel named “Tatel” to bring Spanish food to Beverly Hills.
Gasol is a six-time me NBA All-Star. He won two NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010. In his 20-year NBA career, he played for Memphis, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, and Milwaukee.
Playing for Spain, he won the FIBA World Cup title, three EuroBasket titles, two Olympic silver medals, and an Olympic bronze medal.
His younger brother Marc Gasol also plays in the NBA. He is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers after playing for Memphis and Toronto. He won the NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors. Marc and Pau Gasol became the first brothers to win NBA titles.