Pau Gasol will probably retire with people still questioning his toughness. One thing nobody can question, though, is his durability. The Bulls big man played his 1,000th regular-season game Saturday night, becoming only the fifth European player in NBA history to do so.
It’s not out of the question that Gasol, 35, finishes in the Top 2 among Euros in the list of most games played. Dirk Nowitzki, who looks like he has a lot left in the tank, is certainly going to be out of reach.