7-foot-tall Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol is approaching Michael Jordan’s record of 15 straight games in a row with a double-double. Gasol, and his brother Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies), have become fan favorites in the league. Not just because they’re fun to watch on the court, but also for all the good they do off the court. Together they founded The Gasol Foundation, a non-profit organization to help children lead healthier, more active lives.
Starting a foundation isn’t uncommon for NBA players, but opening a deli is. Michael Jordan launched a chain of restaurants but Pau Gasol has something different in mind. In his book “Pau Gasol: Life. Vida.” the Barcelona native says he’s considering opening a Spanish deli specializing in tapas when he retires. Rumor has it he’s a good cook.