Fernando Alonso congratulates Pau Gasol as Los Angeles Lakers retire the legendary Spanish basketball player’s No.16 jersey


Pau Gasol is a two-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers – Fernando Alonso lauded him after his jersey retirement

Pau Gasol’s No.16 jersey was retired by Los Angeles Lakers in an emotional ceremony during the match between Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by a number of Lakers dignitaries including Vanessa Bryant, the widow of legend Kobe Bryant.

Gasol is an NBA legend and served Los Angeles Lakers with utmost dedication over the years and retirement of his No.16 jersey is a well-deserved honour for the Spaniard.

Congratulatory messages poured in for Gasol on social media after the overwhelmed player put out a tweet: “Still processing it all. What a wonderful night. I’ll never forget it. Thank you all so much for all the love!!” F1 legend and fellow Spanish star Fernando Alonso also congratulated Gasol, rightfully labelling him a ‘Legend’. Alonso and Gasol are two of the brightest icons in the history of Spanish sports.

Fernando Alonso has made an amazing start to the 2023 F1 season

Fernando Alonso‘s incredible P3 finish in Bahrain has been the highlight of the opening weekend of the 2023 F1 season. The 41-year-old showed the world that he has still got it in him to challenge the best in the grid and everyone can’t help but admire the Spaniard’s grit and determination. The two-time World Champion joined Aston Martin from Alpine ahead of this season, with an ambition to take the world by storm and the project has certainly got off to an epic start.

Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso

In his illustrious career till date, Fernando Alonso has won two F1 world championships – 2005 and 2006 with Renault. In an F1 career spanning over 20 years, Alonso has driven for top tier teams like Renault, McLaren and Ferrari besides his former team, Alpine. The 41-year-old has registered 32 Grand Prix wins along with 98 podium finishes. He is certainly one of the greatest drivers in the sport and would look to reach new heights at Aston Martin, during what possibly is the final lap of his F1 career.

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