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About Pau Gasol

Last update: February, 2017

Pau Gasol is one of the most famous basketball players in the world. He is a Spanish player currently playing in the NBA team Chicago Bulls after spending several seasons in the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Born in Barcelona on July 6, 1980, Pau Gasol started playing basketball in the school team, then signed for FB Cornellà. In 1997 he went to the FB Barcelona basketball team and began to study medicine at the end of secondary school, but quit because he could not combine it well with basketball. In1999 he debuted in the ACB League and got the attention of several international scouts, especially because of his stature, 2'13m. In 2001, the popular basketball player debuted at the North American team in the NBA Memphis Grizzlies where he played eight seasons and won several awards, including the Rookie of the Year in 2002. Also in 2003 he was selected to play in the All-Star game, participating in it up in three different seasons while he was in Memphis team. During these years, Pau Gasol drew the attention of other NBA teams and started to receive different offers.

Pau Gasol signed for the Los Angeles Lakers In 2008 in a very good season for the player since he finished the playoffs as the second point leader, rebounder and team assistant. Gasol played for the Lakers for six seasons during which he got many individual recognition as Most Valuable Player (week) five times. In addition, the Spanish player continued to participate in All Star Game from 2009 to 2011. With the Los Angeles Lakers led by Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol managed to win two NBA titles. The basketball player signed for the Chicago Bulls in 2014 for 3 seasons and a 17 million Euros salary. Earlier this year, Gasol became the sixth player in NBA history to surpass 16,500 points, 8,500 rebounds, 1,500 and 3,000 plugs assistance. The other players with similar results are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O'Neal. In the 2014 season, Pau Gasol broke another record, this time with his brother Marc Gasol who is also a basketball player. The two are the first brothers to be in possession of the All Star Game (number fifth for Pau Gasol), making history in basketball.

Pau Gasol has also played in the Spanish basketball team from 2001, despite the NBA demands to the athlete when competing internationally. The famous basketball player has scored more than 3,169 points in the Spanish selection in his 178 matches, one of the 10 most important players in the Spanish team.