Michael Jordan is the best ever says Pau Gasol

Gasol is a huge MJ fan

Los Angeles Lakers star, Pau Gasol has today tweeted his admiration of NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Today is Jordan's 51st birthday and the internet as a whole as been celebrating one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Gasol, who has been at the center of trade rumors for most of this season took time to share a couple of thoughts on Jordan.

"Happy birthday to the one and only #MichaelJordan, to me the best player in the history and an inspiration to every athlete!"

Gasol also tweeted the message in Spanish on his account, the messages were retweeted more than 1,000 times in the space of an hour.

The Lakers forward has been linked with a move to the Phoenix Suns by the Thursday deadline but as yet no trade has been agreed.

Gasol's team are struggling this season with the second worst record in the Western Conference. It seems likely that the Lakers will have a high draft pick this summer in order to help rebuild the team in the absence of Kobe Bryant.

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