Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol teamed up on the Los Angeles Lakers to form one of the second one-two punches in NBA history, winning two titles and going to three NBA Finals in their time together.
On Kobe’s birthday, they connected one more time:
Happy birthday GOAT @kobebryant !!! pic.twitter.com/lGIRNWcNyz— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 23, 2017
Is Kobe actually the GOAT? Honestly, who cares. I’m not going to argue with Pau, and the best player in NBA history is such a ridiculous accomplishment that only one in thousands can have anyway.
Kobe was good enough to be in the conversation, which is way more than most people ever get. I’d way rather talk about how Pau continues to have one of the best, most positive Twitter accounts in history and was the perfect yin to Kobe’s yang. May we all find our personal Pau Gasol’s to pump us up on our birthdays someday.
Happy birthday, Kobe.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.