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Former NBA and FIBA star Pau Gasol does not like where basketball is trending. According to him, there is no defense being played today.

“The defense has disappeared. I don’t just like that the essence of basketball is lost… which is playing as a team,” the two-time NBA champion said, via HoopsHype.

The Lakers legend also added that in the past if a player shot in the first 8 seconds of the offense, he would get benched. But now that’s encouraged.