Gasol Senses Final Game Played as Laker
The moment Pau Gasol walked off the floor, he heard a roar from the Staples Center crowd that suggested more than just a sendoff marking the end of a season.
It could also mark the last time Lakers fans will see him wearing purple and gold.
“There is a sense that might happen,” Gasol said following the Lakers’ 103-82 Game 4 loss Sunday to the San Antonio Spurs. “That is not something I have thought a lot about. I always try to play my best as if it is my last game. I am very thankful for our fans and the support they show.”
Gasol nearly choked up when he said those words, but it remains to be seen whether the Lakers front office will feel just as nostalgic.