Pau Gasol will play his 1,000th NBA game on Saturday night when the Chicago Bulls host the Charlotte Hornets at United Center. To celebrate this landmark achievement, the Spanish superstar asked his twitter followers to tweet him their favorite highlight of his storied 15-year career.
Just another fun means of social media engagement from the notoriously pleasant and gracious Gasol, right? Surely. Dirk Nowitzki, though, used it as an opportunity to poke some fun at his fellow future Hall of Famer.
What’s the favorite Gasol highlight of the Dallas Mavericks superstar? The time he was absolutely posterized by Nikola Vucevic, of course.
The European legends have enjoyed a friendly rivalry for well over a decade, and Nowitzki is one of the most dry, sarcastic personalities in the league. There was no ill-will behind his tweet, basically, and the always affable Gasol understood his jest from the beginning.
@paugasol Hahaha. My bad amigo. Let me know what prize I won….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) December 5, 2015
Appreciation for some good-natured ribbing notwithstanding, we highly doubt Gasol will be sending any gift Nowitzki’s way. Unless, of course, it comes in the form of a Chicago victory when the Bulls and Mavericks meet the day after Christmas.