“If I could choose my brother today, he would possess qualities that would make him a great leader: calm in the face of a storm; controlled in the throes of confusion. He would be level-headed in his actions and understanding in his judgment. Like me, he would play in the NBA.
“If his organization ever let him down, he would hold his head up high. He would come to work every day, and continue to put in his best effort. He would not lash out or let himself become entangled in drama. He would not let it change him.”
“Our bond would be fortified by a trust only brothers share.”
“I would be proud of my brother; I’d tell him to write a great book. And I would be honored to write the foreword.”Thought the sentiment was nice between those two. I think they have a real respect for one another. They frustrate the other at times because of mindset but both seem to always be grateful for the trade that allowed Kobe to win without Shaq and Pau to prove he's a great big in this league and not a joke.A couple years ago, award-winning photographer Lori Shepler approached Lakers center Pau Gasol with the idea of collaborating on a book project that offered an intimate look into his life — a life, in which basketball plays only a part. A couple years and 275 pages later, that dream has become a reality in Pau Gasol’s new book titled Life · Vida. As the title suggests, the book is written in English and Spanish, and as only Gasol would have it, proceeds from the book, (which can be purchased here) benefit the Gasol Foundation.
There are three forewords in the book, each written by someone who has entered Gasol’s small, but powerful inner circle: former NBA coach and NBA champion, Phil Jackson, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, and silver Olympic medalist, Juan Carlos Navarro.