Pau Gasol

Professional Basketball Player

Pau Gasol i Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a four-time All-Star, and a three-time All-NBA selection, once on the second team and twice on the third team. He has won two NBA championships, both with the Lakers. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Aug 21, 2016
  • Column: More Olympic Heartache For Gasol At Hands Of Us
    ABC News - Aug 19, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Aug 18, 2016
  • Spain Leads Record 34 Nba Players Out To Topple Usa
    Yahoo News - Aug 06, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pau Gasol.


1980 Birth Born on July 6, 1980.


1998 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He also won both the 1998 Albert Schweitzer Tournament and the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.


2001 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Barcelona was victorious in the Spanish National Cup championship game in 2001, and Gasol was named Most Valuable Player.
2003 23 Years Old He grabbed the 1,500th rebound of his career on November 12, 2003, against the Orlando Magic and scored his 3,000th career point on October 31, 2003, against the Boston Celtics. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old He scored 31 points and blocked four shots on January 11, 2005, against the Indiana Pacers to earn 5,000 points and 500 blocks in his career, becoming the 10th fastest player to reach 5,000 points/500 blocks since 1973–74. … Read More
2006 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 9, 2006, making his first appearance, Gasol was selected to play in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas as a reserve center for the Western Conference. … Read More
2007 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He surpassed Shareef Abdur-Rahim (7,801 points) as the Grizzlies' all-time leading scorer on March 7, 2007, against the Toronto Raptors (7,809 points at the time).
On February 1, 2008, Gasol was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with a 2010 second round draft pick for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, the rights to Marc Gasol (Pau's younger brother), and 2008 and 2010 first round draft picks. … Read More
Gasol then won his first NBA championship ring when the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals.


2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2010, Gasol was scheduled to sit in on a spinal surgery, wearing surgical scrubs, with Dr. David Skaggs, the hospital's chief of orthopedic surgery. … Read More
2011 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  During the 2011–12 NBA season, Gasol and teammate Lamar Odom were subjected to trade rumors involving former New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul. After the trade fell through, Gasol vowed that it wouldn't affect the way he plays. Lamar Odom on the other hand was angry at the Laker organization and was traded to the 2010–11 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks for a future first round pick.
2012 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Gasol replaced Rafael Nadal, due to injury, as the country's flag bearer for the 2012 London Olympics' opening ceremony. … Read More
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