Pau Gasol Wants To Play In The Olympics Regardless Of Zika Concerns

Pau Gasol

If Spain fans had any concerns about Pau Gasol on Team Spain for this year’s Olympics, they can let go of them now.

According to Spanish newspaper, Marca, the Bulls star made a statement saying he is available for the Olympics this year even though he expressed concerns last month about the Zika virus in Rio and is considering freezing his sperm in case something were to happen to his health.

“I have made a decision on my availability to be with the team in Rio 2016. I want to go, I want to be with the team, I want to fulfill my fourth Olympics and I want to defend this selection again.”

With Pau Gasol announcing his availability, it’ll be interesting to see if Spain can also retain his younger brother Marc, Serge Ibaka, Ricky Rubio, and Jose Calderon and maybe give a diminished United States team a challenge.