Pau Gasol Rumors

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Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Position: C
Born: 07/06/80
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $16,800,000
All that said, Gasol’s future with the Spurs beyond this season is a mystery. But no matter the outcome of his time in San Antonio, Gasol is not considering retirement. He still believes there is more basketball to be played and plans to do so until he feels ready to step away. “In two summers, I might think about it a little more,” Gasol said. “It might be an option then, maybe. And maybe not because I love what I do. I work my ass off to do what I do at this stage, to keep up with the pace of the game and the progress and the development of the game today. I take pride in that. That’s what makes me who I am.”
Storyline: Pau Gasol Free Agency
A newly engaged man, Gasol walked to his car holding hands with his fiancée Catherine McDonnell, who he proposed to over the summer in Spain. The pair met while Gasol was a Laker and started dating after their friendship developed. To McDonnell’s knowledge, she is the first woman Gasol has ever proposed to, and he confirmed it when discussing what he waited until his late thirties to pop the question. “I wasn’t ready,” Gasol said. “And I didn’t find the right person. So, a combination of things.”
“This lifestyle if very particular,” Gasol said, “very challenging when it comes to building a strong relationship, a strong foundation, and a strong family. A lot of guys, unfortunately, lose that after they play. It’s always hard to (suffer) through heartbreak. It’s something that has stuck in my head. Nine out of 10 guys almost, in the NBA, get divorced after they retire. That’s tough. I didn’t want to be one of those nine guys. I wanted to be the one out of 10 guys. And I’m going to do my best to accomplish that.”