Wow. Pau Gasol is serious when it comes to foreign disease and rightfully so. Gasol was recently interviewed by Álex Biescas on the importance of new disease thats spreading around the world, Zika.
Gasol went on to talk about how serious this disease is and also explains that he is considering freezing his sperm just in case. Not a bad idea:
Gasol went on to say that he is happy that by voicing his concerns about Zika in public “has helped so that we can talk openly about the matter”. He continued: “Every day something new comes out, advances, a more in-depth analysis. A lot of sportsmen are in their most fertile stage of their lives and so it’s something which requires a great deal of thought. There are no guarantees. It’s not something which should be taken lightly – in Brazil a million and a half have been affected [by Zika]”. The Chicago Bulls player says he is contemplating freezing his sperm as a precautionary measure if he does finally decide to go to the Gameslike other sportsmen such as Great Britain long jumper Greg Rutherford. Gasol says he would also be open to authorities postponing the Olympics until a later date when the Zika threat dies down.
Gasol looks like he wants to play in the Olympics, but with the Zika virus floating around it has cause a huge concern for many athletes. Would you freeze your sperm in case you were infected by the Zika virus? Let us know your thoughts!