Pau Gasol ‘couldn’t talk to anyone for days’ after Kobe Bryant passed away
The tragic death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant hit Pau Gasol very hard.
Bryant and Gasol were brothers. They won two championships together with the Lakers and remained closed friends after Bryant retired from the NBA.
Now, in a video released by the Los Angeles times, Gasol went on to reflect on his time with Kobe and how he found out about his friend’s death. Gasol went on to detail that he was driving when he received several messages about Kobe’s death in a helicopter crash.
The 39-year-old former Lakers big man, teary eyed and turning emotional, then confessed he “couldn’t talk to anyone for days” after the tragic accident.
The whole world mourned about Kobe’s death after his untimely passing nearly three weeks ago. In fact, every item that was left at the Kobe Bryant memorial outside the Staples Center came with a handwritten note.
The passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter has certainly left an unthinkable emotional impact on Vanessa Bryant and her children, and it has also impacted the entire NBA world. Lakers players were very emotional against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center during their first game back since Kobe’s passing.
As a tribute to Kobe, his daughter Gigi and the seven other victims of the crash, the NBA, NBPA and Nike announced that the 2020 NBA All-Star uniforms will pay homage to them. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star game on Sunday in Chicago will be commercial-free to honor Bryant as well.