Pau Gasol: "I felt like a basketball player again"

After his return to the slopes, the Catalan pivot talks about his first sensations. With nine points and four rebounds, he is already thinking about the next game.

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Twenty years after his last basket with the Barça shirt, Pau Gasol once again felt what it means to score at the Palau. It didn't take long. Sarunas Jasikevicius opted for his ownership and the Catalan center returned his confidence immediately. At 40 seconds, he scored his first points, the first for the local team, with a shot from the middle distance that carries his patent. His teammates were looking for him, of course, everyone wants to play with Gasol, and he continued to answer: at halftime, seven points. At the end of the game there were nine, along with four rebounds and one assist in the thirteen minutes he was on the court. A parquet in Barcelona that, although happy from a distance because of the greatness of its legend, missed it.

Maximum illusion within the team, but also outside, between Blaugrana and not so Blaugrana fans: today, basketball was a little more basketball. And also for Pau himself, who, after the match, has made public his first impressions as (again) a Barça player: "First game, without a doubt, a special moment. I have tried to enjoy and give my best in every second", share on your official Twitter profile. After the meeting, Jasikevicius, acting as the loudspeaker of the entire group, showed his satisfaction at the return, ensuring that it had been "the most positive of the game" and "great news for Barça and important for the club". A general feeling and that the player himself has been able to perceive both in the treatment of his teammates and in the publication itself on networks, full of responses brimming with joy and respect.

After two years off the slopes, any comeback is good; but yours, in particular, as the statistics sheet shows, has not remained emotional. Of course, the first is still the most important, at least today: "With room for improvement, but very happy to have been able to play and to have felt like a basketball player again. And to have tried to do the same. best possible, "he adds in the video. Before this historic night, Pau's last game was in 2019, with the Milwaukee Bucks. His well-known injury to the scaphoid of his left foot, the reason. Once overcome, a new page and new challenges for a player who, despite his early achievements in Spain, the two rings with the Lakers and the endless achievements with the National Team, is still hungry: "Now it's time to rest, recover, play the game. next game and improve in each one of them ". Next stop, the Classic.



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