Pau Gasol Tweets That His New Book Will Be Ready to Publish Soon

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28:  Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers is consoled by Kobe Bryant after coming out of the game in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Spurs defeated the Lakers 103-82. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Pau Gasol has been working hard this summer and will soon be able to add "published author" to his list of career achievements.

After being the NBA Rookie of the Year, as well as a two-time NBA Champion, four-time All-Star and two-time Olympic silver medalist, Gasol has decided to write a book, which he says will be finished soon.

Now, in case you're wondering why he's seemingly staring at a bunch of photographs, it's because he is working on a photography book full of inspirational messages.

Dave McMenamin from ESPN LA gave us the low-down on Gasol's authorial aspirations, which he talked about during his exit interview with reporters earlier this year.

The big fellow told his followers that he's going to publish the book in both Spanish and English.

If you follow Gasol on Twitter, you'll know that he's downright cheery every day of the week.

So, if there's one NBA player who could get away with an inspirational book revolving around photography, it's Gasol.

Hopefully he's going through all the photographs that we want to see for inspiration, especially the one of him and his brother on a yacht in Spain.

Besides the book, Gasol has apparently spent his summer having a nice time outside, whether it be out on the water or going for a hike, and is doing his best to keep his spirits up.

Obviously his team is in a transitional period, and with Dwight Howard leaving, Metta World Peace getting the amnesty chop and Kobe Bryant's status still in question, he'll either be spending his season on a mediocre Lakers team or even in danger of being traded.

For the time being, it seems that Gasol has no reason to be upset about anything.