Pau Gasol to announce shock retirement?

Gasol created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Gasol fans. Speculation had been rife that the Spanish basketball player is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 40, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 24/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a basketball player isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a basketball player just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouPau was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Pau Gasol was unlike any other basketball player we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouPau”
— @universalObserver, 23 Oct 2020
“Didn't Pau Gasol retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 23 Oct 2020

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