ANDIt’s easy to speak well of Felipe Reyes. Of the player and the person. For this reason, basketball surrendered to his figure on the day he announced his retirement as a professional player.

The pivot received the praise of those who were his teammates, rivals, clubs and institutions that praised his honesty as a player, his effort to improve and stay in the elite for 23 years, reaching 41 years of work, the values ??that he has demonstrated on the track and, above all, his human quality off it.

“What you have to do is thank Felipe for everything. For his dedication, for his commitment. I know it is complicated, but you have to know how to savor the moment of closing the book to start another. He is a reference and an icon of our basketball. His commitment and his example were worthy of admiration. Felipe is very great, “said Pau Gasol, a teammate and above all a friend.

Others, through social networks, thanked Felipe for his example in the dressing room and his help to win titles. This was the case of Sergio Llull, absent from the farewell ceremony, Dani Díez and Carlos Suárez.

From Barcelona they also remembered who for so long was their rival. “Congratulations to Felipe Reyes for a spectacular career. One of the best players in Spanish basketball,” wrote from the Barça club. And Nikola Mirotic, one of his stars and former partner of the pivot, also congratulated him “for everything you have done for basketball and for your career. I want to thank you for your friendship and companionship. You are a great person and you deserve the best!”.

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