Pau Gasol back wearing Barça colours during NBA lockout

Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol joined Barça Regal for training this Thursday, alongside his brother Marc Gasol. The two will train under Xavi Pascual whilst the NBA lockout continues. Pau Gasol hopes to be able to play with Los Angeles Lakers soon, but meanwhile he will train with FC Barcelona Regal.

Jordi Clos

October 7, 2011 09:36 PM

Barcelona (FCB).- Pau Gasol was back wearing Barça colours on Thursday –though it was only the training kit the team use- amid considerable media attention. He joined his brother Marc Gasol, who started training with Regal Barça on Tuesday, whilst they await the outcome of the negotiations to resolve the NBA lockout. The star of Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol, has started training later than his brother due to the problems he still had following the ankle injury he picked up in the European championships in Lithuania.

Ten years later….

After giving a packed press conference, Pau was the last player out on the court he left 10 years ago. The first thing he did was to greet coach Xavi Pascual, before joining the rest of the players as they prepared for Sunday’s league opener in Murcia (12.30h CET). Pau is certainly a luxury reinforcement for Regal Barça’s training sessions. Pau and Marc Gasol will train next to Juan Carlos Navarro, Kosta Perovic, or Pete Mickeal, among others.

Preparing for Sunday debut

Pascual was able to call on a full squad for the session and as well as the Gasol brothers, reserve team players  Josep Pérez and Ivan García, who have been with the FC Barcelona Regal’s first team squad for the pre-season, also joined in. Technical secretary Joan Creus followed the session from the Palau Blaugrana stands.