Former NBA players Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol shared their thoughts on the current state of their game, including how they cope with being fired from the league and why they chose to retire.
Rose and Gasol, along with fellow former players Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, both signed with the Sacramento Kings after the 1995-96 season.
Rose was the first of four players to sign a five-year contract with the Kings.
The franchise went on to win four NBA championships and a pair of NBA Finals before the team retired in 1997.
Rose was the Kings’ leading scorer with 10.8 points per game, while Gasol was the franchise’s third leading scorer (12.2) with 10,832 points.
Both of the former NBA players were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.
Rose, who played in the NBA for more than a decade, was inducted in the 2016 class.
Gasol played in four NBA All-Star games, including the 1995 NBA Finals against the Atlanta Hawks.
Gaso won the league’s scoring title in 1999, but he retired after the next season.
Rose and Gaso have also faced criticism for their decisions to play for the Clippers in their two NBA Finals appearances.
Both players are members of the Los Angeles Clippers Hall of Famer’s All-NBA team.