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Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and NBA Legend Pau Gasol Talk Books, Basketball, and Stoicism The Daily Stoic

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In today’s episode, Ryan talks with NBA All-Star, Laker legend and humanitarian Pau Gasol. They discuss everything from Pau's reading habit to his advocacy for female coaches in basketball and more.

1:51 - Intro

6:22 - Being a big reader—and how that was encouraged by Phil Jackson

8:22 - What Pau gets out of fiction

10:32 - Phil Jackson recommendations

11:52 - Stoicism and reading

16:02 - The Meditations and marginalia

18:28 - Why do athletes always like quotes/aphorisms?

21:52 - The importance of reminders

24:42 - The importance of female coaches in basketball, and why discrimination is so harmful, and how hardship makes us stronger

37:25 - COVID-19 economic consequences: how did Pau process his experience with the Trailblazers, and how is that informing his decisions now?

Books mentioned:The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Shadow of the Sun, by Ryszard KapuscinskiCorelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de BernieresThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg LarssonFor Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest HemingwayCatch-22, by Joseph Heller2666, by Roberto BolañoThis episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is a custom formulation of 75 vitamins, minerals, and other whole-food sourced ingredients that make it easier for you to maintain nutrition in just a single scoop. It tastes great and gets you the nutrients you need, whether you're working on the go, fueling an active lifestyle, or just maintaining your good health. Visit athleticgreens.com/stoic and receive 20 free travel packs with your first purchase.

This episode is also brought to you by Shippo. Shippo is a top-to-bottom shipping solution that works great with small and large businesses. Shippo will help you get the lowest rates on postage for your customers from dozens of global carriers like UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL. Visit goshippo.com/stoic to get a shipping consultation and a six-month trial of Shippo’s pro plan (up to $700 value) absolutely free.

This episode is also brought to you by Go Macro. Go Macro is a family-owned maker of some of the finest protein bars around. They're vegan, non-GMO, and they come in a bunch of delicious flavors. Visit http://gomacro.com and use promo code STOIC for 30% off your order plus free shipping.

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Gasol Foundation: https://www.gasolfoundation.org/

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In today’s episode, Ryan talks with NBA All-Star, Laker legend and humanitarian Pau Gasol. They discuss everything from Pau's reading habit to his advocacy for female coaches in basketball and more.

1:51 - Intro

6:22 - Being a big reader—and how that was encouraged by Phil Jackson

8:22 - What Pau gets out of fiction

10:32 - Phil Jackson recommendations

11:52 - Stoicism and reading

16:02 - The Meditations and marginalia

18:28 - Why do athletes always like quotes/aphorisms?

21:52 - The importance of reminders

24:42 - The importance of female coaches in basketball, and why discrimination is so harmful, and how hardship makes us stronger

37:25 - COVID-19 economic consequences: how did Pau process his experience with the Trailblazers, and how is that informing his decisions now?

Books mentioned:The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Shadow of the Sun, by Ryszard KapuscinskiCorelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de BernieresThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg LarssonFor Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest HemingwayCatch-22, by Joseph Heller2666, by Roberto BolañoThis episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is a custom formulation of 75 vitamins, minerals, and other whole-food sourced ingredients that make it easier for you to maintain nutrition in just a single scoop. It tastes great and gets you the nutrients you need, whether you're working on the go, fueling an active lifestyle, or just maintaining your good health. Visit athleticgreens.com/stoic and receive 20 free travel packs with your first purchase.

This episode is also brought to you by Shippo. Shippo is a top-to-bottom shipping solution that works great with small and large businesses. Shippo will help you get the lowest rates on postage for your customers from dozens of global carriers like UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL. Visit goshippo.com/stoic to get a shipping consultation and a six-month trial of Shippo’s pro plan (up to $700 value) absolutely free.

This episode is also brought to you by Go Macro. Go Macro is a family-owned maker of some of the finest protein bars around. They're vegan, non-GMO, and they come in a bunch of delicious flavors. Visit http://gomacro.com and use promo code STOIC for 30% off your order plus free shipping.

***

If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps with our visibility, and the more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it and make it even better.

Sign up for the Daily Stoic email: DailyStoic.com/signup

Follow @DailyStoic:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanholiday

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanholiday/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/ryanholiday

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dailystoic

And follow Pau Gasol:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/paugasol

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paugasol/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paugasol/

Gasol Foundation: https://www.gasolfoundation.org/

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46 min