Pau Gasol Discussion: #16 Going Up In The Rafters

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  1. karacha

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    He still catches the ball under the basket, yells "HUAAAARGHHHH", then scores. Some things never change.
     
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    I miss Pau.
     
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    Ugh could use him right now. Looks... better than he did a few years ago. He's pretty healthy apparently, stayed in shape too.
     
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    He looks fine, but he’d get destroyed in the NBA. He’s 40, he can’t jump over a sheet of paper, he looked slow back when his contract was up with us in 2014. Love Pau, but no way would he make it, people complain about Marc being slow and done, Pau would get roasted.
     
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    Pau talks about his brief discussion about playing for us last season

     
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    Look, we all love him, and agree that 16 belongs in the rafters (remember, he helped us win #16), but he would have been a sad shadow of himself if we brought him back. I’m glad it never happened, even if the nostalgic in me sorta wanted it.
     
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    It's ok to love somebody and not want them on your team

    That eventually happens to pretty much all greats. Nobody but Kobe was able to deliver an amazing final night in the NBA after so many seasons and being a shadow of himself for multiple seasons.

    it would have been hard to watch Pau if he ever got on the floor

    :PauExplode:

    Just not the same cat any longer. His brother has much more game left.
     
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    :FistPump:
     
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    Well deserved. Wonder if we can get Phil to show up for the ceremony.
     
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    Well deserved. Congrats Pau!
     
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    Shouldn't even have to wait for HOF induction. But I don't know if they have done that in the past or not. This is a Lakers and NBA body of work / all star appearances / stats combined award IMO.
     
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    Not a punchers chance.
     
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    Do better :D ;)

    :THT Heart Hands:
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    Absolutely deserved, can’t wait for the ceremony.
     
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    this is all explained by quota

    :Noddingyes:

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    Sigh . . . Pau (and his jersey) retiring feels so bittersweet. Sort of like how when you lose a loved one, it hits the hardest on special occasions. I know someday I'll look back on Pau's time here and it'll make me smile. But for now, it's still rough. Probably gonna have to grab the tissues for the jersey ceremony.
     
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    Phil speaks...



    Didn't expect this answer
     
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    Mama, that's gonna be one hell of an emotional day. Yeesh.

    And I hope they put 16 right next to 24. If they do, expect even more tears
     

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