Pau Gasol is no longer a Los Angeles Laker, but it sounds like when he finally hangs it up, he’ll have a significant place in Lakers history. Two major names in the Lakers organization came out in favor of Gasol getting his number retired by the Lakers once he retires.
When the Lakers hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, it was the first chance Gasol had to see Kobe Bryant’s numbers hanging in the rafters for himself. He tweeted his appreciation for Bryant and his time with the franchise before the game on Thursday night.
It was a cool little moment for the two that was made even cooler when Bryant retweeted the message with a “#16” message, which implied that the number Gasol wore while in Los Angeles was destined to join his up there next.