Russell Westbrook: Pau was actually my favorite player growing up, before Kobe

By Eurohoops team / [email protected]

Pau Gasol has officially put an end to his playing career and the news struck the whole world, especially so the players who looked up to him in Europe and the US alike.

One of the examples may be surprising, considering the difference in position on the court – Russell Westbrook. The LA Lakers guard, who joined the team this past summer, gave Pau the biggest praise.

Very few people know this. Pau was actually my favorite player growing up, before Kobe. I just liked how he played the game, I feel like he played it the right way. He was a big man, I know. But he played the right way, he could pass it, score it, shoot it. To me, I just liked the way he played the game, at his size. I wouldn’t say I modeled my game after him but I liked the way he played it,” Westbrook said.

 

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