Lakers retiring Pau Gasol’s jersey in March

Posted: 18/08/2022 in NBA
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The Los Angeles Lakers will retire Pau Gasol’s No. 16 jersey on March 7, 2023, in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the team announced Wednesday.

Gasol played with the purple and gold from 2008-14, earning three straight All-Star nods and helping the franchise win championships in 2009 and ’10. He made third-team All-NBA in those seasons and second-team in 2011.

The Spaniard started his career with the Grizzlies, helping the franchise make the playoffs for the first time in 2004.

Gasol ranks ninth in both rebounds and blocks and 10th in triple-doubles in Lakers franchise history. He’s also recorded the club’s ninth-highest field-goal percentage ever.

After his tenure in L.A., he played for the Chicago BullsSan Antonio Spurs, and Milwaukee Bucks before officially retiring in 2021.

Gasol averaged 17.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks across 429 games with the Lakers.

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