In case you couldn’t gander from the title, Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol wrote a brand new photo book (a collaborative effort with photographer Lori Shepler) called “Life Vida” and he got a special assist from teammate, Kobe Bryant.
Bryant wrote the foreword for the book and you can check Bryant’s full wordage below courtesy of Serena Winters of Lakers Nation:
“If I could choose my brother today, he would possess qualities that would make him a great leader: calm in the face of a storm; controlled in the throes of confusion. He would be level-headed in his actions and understanding in his judgment. Like me, he would play in the NBA.
“If his organization ever let him down, he would hold his head up high. He would come to work every day, and continue to put in his best effort. He would not lash out or let himself become entangled in drama. He would not let it change him.”
“Our bond would be fortified by a trust only brothers share.”
“I would be proud of my brother; I’d tell him to write a great book. And I would be honored to write the foreword.”
In case you want to know, there is a specific section of the book that is dedicated to Kobe’s relationship with Pau.
Kobe image courtesy of Getty Images