Wishing his “older brother” Kobe Bryant might be there by his aspect, Pau Gasol lastly put an finish to a basketball profession that went “way beyond my dreams and expectations.”

Gasol introduced his retirement from basketball on Tuesday after a profession that lasted greater than twenty years and earned him two NBA titles and a world championship gold with Spain’s nationwide staff.

Gasol mentioned he had been getting ready for all times after retirement for some time and can begin new initiatives that may embody work together with his basis, the IOC and with UNICEF.

He mentioned he could go into consultancy and the manager world, and has already began contacting some NBA groups to debate concepts.

“I tried to be the best I could, but if you take on that role of being a leader, you have to take on certain responsibilities and that is what I want to do,” Gasol mentioned. “I want to give back to the sport and to society everything they’ve given to me.”