Pau Gasol and Jon Rahm talk in Valderrama.

LRetirement after more than 20 years in the elite should not be easy, but Pau Gasol for the moment he has no shortage of plans. The former Lakers player is these days by the Real Club Valderrama, where the Estrella Damm NA Andaluca Masters will be held from this Thursday.

Pau Gasol and Jon Rahm talk in Valderrama.

Pau has come to practice another sport that he is passionate about, golf. Catalan is hndicap 25 and he has been able to enjoy 18 holes on the legendary course that hosted the Ryder Cup in 1997. Gasol has been accompanied during his tour on the occasion of the Pro-Am, for Adri Arnaus, that last week he was second in the ACCIONA Open de Espaa, and Luis Figo.

The former basketball player, in fact, showed very good fundamentals, hitting the ball with a more than correct swing that shows that he has already been in the air for a few hours. After passing through the field, Pau met the great protagonist of the Andaluca Masters, Jon Rahm, and then he dedicated a few words to the journalists. “I am very happy to have references like him in our sport, who represent us all over the world. He has the charisma to be a great reference in Spanish sport. He reaches out to people and engages”, said Pau, who acknowledged being “hooked on golf”, a sport that he began to practice after confinement.

Pau Gasol, in full game in Valderrama.

Pau Gasol, in full game in Valderrama.Photo: Bosco Martn

Already last summer let’s see the double NBA champion sharing the field with his former coach Saras Jasikevicius at the El Montany golf club. Last year, the ‘uncle Pau’ He was seen playing with Natalia Bryant, daughter of the ill-fated Kobe. Golf already seems a constant in the life of the best Spanish player in history, and this is only the beginning. Perhaps in the future we will see a Spanish-style The Match, with Rahm, Sergio Garca, Pau and Nadal.

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