Formula One driver Pierre Gasly is also a big fan of NBA. He talked about his favorite NBA team and player ahead of the NBA 2K20 Sundays game against Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. It turns out the Scuderia AlphaTauri driver is a Lakers fan and an admirer of LeBron James.
Are you a big NBA fan?
Gasly: “I really love the NBA. Most of the time I try to go and watch games when there are races in the US, so I went to see Houston, I spent some time in Miami and I managed to see a couple of games there. I went to see the Raptors once, Lakers… I just love the atmosphere. It gives you goosebumps just watching it and the level of the athletes is also really impressive – it’s completely different from F1.”
What’s your favourite NBA team?
Gasly: “I would say the Lakers. I really like LeBron James, as an athlete and as a person. His charisma, his attitude, he’s a great leader.”
Who do you think could win this season?
Gasly: “I think the Lakers look pretty strong. I’ll be happy for LeBron to get the title because going to the Lakers wasn’t easy, it was a big challenge… but looking at the results, I think they’re in a really good shape, but you never know what to expect in the playoffs.”