Pau Gasol announced his final retirement from basketball on Tuesday, a news that traveled the sports world due to the trajectory he had within the NBA as one of the most outstanding international power forward in the history of the league.
After the news, the team of Los angeles lakers announced that he will withdraw the number 16 that Catalan used with the franchise in the two championships he won and in which both accompanied the legend of Kobe bryant as the main squire.
When reviewing the achievements that Gasol accumulated during his brilliant career for the best basketball in the world, we find that he was the first European player to win the Rookie of the Year award in the 2002 season. In addition, he was the first born in his country to achieve a champion ring.
In addition, Pau had 6 All-Star selections in which he accumulated 63 points and 52 rebounds, combining appearances with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2006, 3 incursions with the Lakers in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 campaigns and finally 2 with the jersey of the Chicago Bulls in the 2015 and 2016 races.
In his career in the regular round, Gasol amassed an average of 17 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 50.7% shooting from the field. While in the postseason his records were just as solid, leaving 15.4 points, 9.2 boards and 3.2 passes for points.
Among Gasol’s career personal records are his 46 points scored on January 10, 2015 playing for the Bulls against the Milwaukee Bucks, his 22 rebounds on December 16, 2009, and March 29, 2010 in a Los Angeles uniform. Lakers; against the Bucks and New Orleans Hornets respectively.
Likewise, the maximum number of assists distributed in a game by the Spaniard was 14 with the Bulls shirt on February 27, 2016 against the Portland Trail Blazers, while his highest number of blocks of 9 was recorded on January 1, 2016. 2015 against the Denver Nuggets as an insider for the Bulls.