How Pau Gasol Wearing Lakers Jerseys Started

Pau Gasol, who turned 28 this July, was conceived in Barcelona Spain. Paul is a 7’0 forward/place for the Los Angeles Lakers. As a youth experiencing childhood in Spain, Pau played ball with his two siblings, Marc and Adria. Marc is additionally an expert b-ball player. In High School Pau played with his group called “Llor”, and after that marked with C.B. Cornella. By the age of 16, Pau was playing for the Barcelona Junior National Team. He played in Europe from 1997-199, where his last season he arrived at the midpoint of more than 11 focuses and 5 bounce back playing in only 24 minutes an amusement.

Pau entered the 2001 NBA draft, and was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, who instantly exchanged his rights to Memphis, for Shareef Abdur-Rahim. As a Grizzles star for seven seasons, he still today holds the establishment record for diversions played, minutes played, field objectives made-and endeavored, free tosses made and endeavored. He additionally leads in hostile guarded and aggregate bounce back, blocked shots, turnovers and focuses. Practically every detail in the Grizzles record book has a place with Gasol.

In Memphis Gasol won the Rookie of the Year grant, scoring 17.6 focuses an amusement and getting very nearly 8 bounce back a diversion, playing in every one of the 82 recreations that year. His second season, Gasol expanded his scoring to 19 focuses a diversion, at the end of the day playing every one of the 82 amusements. In his third season Gasol missed his initially diversion with foot damage. That damage broke his 240 back to back amusements played streak. In January 2005 Gasol came to the 5,000 and 500 pieces to end up noticeably the tenth speediest player to achieve that deed. Twice Gasol’s Memphis groups made the playoffs, losing in the first round both circumstances, once to San Antonio, and the other time to Phoenix.

In his fifth season in Memphis Gasol turned into the Grizzles unequaled driving rebounder, and in that season the Grizzles made the playoffs at the end of the day, yet losing, this opportunity to the Dallas Mavericks. Gasol’s groups still had never won a playoff amusement. In 2006, Gasol was named to his first All Star amusement. He was a hold place for the Western Conference in Houston. In 2006-2007 Gasol missed 19 recreations with a broken foot, which he endured in the FIBA World Championships that his group (Spain) won, and he was named the MVP. Amid that season Gasol turned into the unsurpassed driving scorer in Grizzles history.

This past February Gasol was given one of the Lakers Jerseys, in an exchange the Lakers Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, Marc Gasol and first round picks in 2008 and 2010. Pau chosen to keep on wearing his #16 shirt with the Lakers. He has worn that number his whole expert vocation. In his initially begin with the Lakers Gasol poured in 24 focuses and snatched 12 bounce back. Gasol played a month with the Lakers before moving his lower leg making him miss about a time of activity. At the point when Gasol returned, he played the last couple of recreations before beginning the playoffs with the Lakers. Gasol could win his initially vocation playoff amusement, and furthermore progress to the NBA Finals-tumbling to the Boston Celtics

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