Do you know? Pau Gasol, FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona, then and now

…Gasol will return to the EuroLeague for the primary time in over 20 years, marking longest interval between appearances of any participant this century. His final EuroLeague recreation was a 96-84 house win over Muller Verona on December 20, 2000, through which he scored 18 factors.

…Gasol was chosen to the All-EuroLeague Second Workforce within the 2001-02 season.

…Gasol performed his final official recreation with Barcelona on June 21, 2001, in an 84-96 win towards Actual Madrid for the Spanish League title. Gasol had 22 factors, 10 rebounds and a PIR of 37. He was chosen because the Finals MVP.

…One of many Gasol’s teammates in his first stint with Barcelona was Sarunas Jasikevicius – who’s now teaching him!

…His former Barcelona teammates who now work for the membership embody: Nacho Rodriguez, Barcelona’s basketball director; Rodrigo De La Fuente, who works for Barcelona’s basis; Navarro, the youth crew’s technical director; and Roberto Dueñas, who’s with the membership’s basketball academy.

NBA years

…Gasol was the primary European to be chosen as NBA Rookie of the 12 months, in 2002. Luka Doncic, in 2019, grew to become the second European winner of the award.

…Gasol was traded for his personal brother. The deal despatched Pau to the Los Angeles Lakers, who traded rights to signal his brother Marc to Memphis. Each Marc and Pau ended up enjoying for Memphis and Los Angeles Lakers, however by no means collectively.

…Gasol was the primary Spanish participant to win the NBA title, with the Los Angeles Lakers on 2009, and repeated the next season. His brother Marc and Serge Ibaka later lifted the NBA trophy with Toronto in 2019.

…Gasol was chosen to the All-NBA second crew for the 2010-11 and 2014-15 seasons and the third crew for 2008-09 and 2009-10.

Pau Gasol - Spain

Spanish nationwide crew

…Gasol led Spain to its first World Cup title in 2006 and was chosen the match MVP regardless of lacking the championship recreation towards Greece because of harm.

…Gasol is a three-time Olympic medalist. He led Spain to back-to-back silver medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, then took a bronze medal at Rio 2016.

…Gasol is a three-time EuroBasket champion, in 2009, 2011 and 2015. Spain had not gained EuroBasket gold earlier than he joined the nationwide crew.

…Gasol added EuroBasket silver medals in 2003 and 2007 and bronze medals in 2001 and 2017.

…Gasol is EuroBasket’s all-time high scorer with 1,183 factors in 58 EuroBasket video games for a mean of 20.4 factors. Tony Parker ranks second (1,104 factors), Dirk Nowitzki third (1,052) and Nikos Galis fourth (1,030).

…Gasol is the Spanish nationwide crew’s all-time high scorer with 3,599 factors. Juan Antonio San Epifanio “Epi” (3,330), Wayne Brabender (2,861), Emiliano Rodríguez (2,842) and Juan Carlos Navarro (2,796) come after him..

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