Former Barcelona Basketball team player and current center of the Chicago Bulls Pau Gasol says Lionel Messi is a delight to watch and that the greatness of the Barcelona team makes the Argentine even greater.
The former Catalans basketball player is a native of Sant Boi de Llobregat – a small town just outside of Barcelona now one of the stars of the Chicago Bulls,
Gasol who will be playing in his sixth NBA All-Star Game this weekend in Toronto sat down with Barcelona TV and fcbarcelona.com to talk about his ex-Club and hometown team.
“It is a pleasure to see [Leo Messi] play. The greatness of the team makes Messi even greater.
“Football, as a global phenomenon, is growing a lot in the United States, and players like him make the fans want to go see him play. He’s the best in the world, a true superstar, one of a kind.
“He’s marked an era and will be a historical reference. He trained at La Masia and hopefully he’ll finish his career at Barcelona.” Gasol stated.
The 16-year NBA veteran, whose career began at FC Barcelona in 2001 and whose younger brother Marc is also an NBA star says he follows the Club every day.