Pau Gasol confirmed with the Spain Basketball Federation his future absence at the 2010 World Champions in Turkey later this summer. Pau Gasol was noted a stating that:

“I am convinced that the National Team wil continue to enjoy the maximum expectations by having great players, there for the options are true and possible.”

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I will try to be with the team as long as possible to offer my full support. In conclusion, I know that everyone knows my commitment with this team, and I regret this decision, but in the last four years I’m probably one of the players who have played more games in the world, having reached the finals of all the disputed contests with the Lakers and Spain. Now my body is calling for a temporary relief.

In the future I have all the hope of being part of this team that I love, and hope to be again part of the national team, our team.