A smart and good looking payer with the brisk moves and sharp reflexes is Pau Gasol.
He is a Spanish born man with a shining career in the field of basketball. Pau Gasol I Saez is a professional basketball player of NBA (National Basketball Association). Currently, he is playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Pau Gasol was born on July 6, 1980 in Barcelona at Spain. He was raised in the Spain and he has also started playing basketball professionally at Spain. He has started playing with his school team Alvirne. In 1998, Gasol has won two tournaments.
He has won 1998 Albert Schweitzer Tournament and 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. When he was playing in his final season at college, then he has averaged 11.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game in 24 minutes. Gasol was also declared as the Most Valuable Player of the Spanish National Cup.
In Spain, Pau Gasol has joined FC Barcelona Spain from the year 1999 to 2000. Then, in 2001 NBA Draft, Pau Gasol was offered by the NBA (National Basketball Association). He has signed the 2001 NBA Draft and was selected by the Atlanta Hawks.
His credits were transferred to the Memphis Grizzlies as he has won NBA Rookie of the Year Award with them. Then, he has played with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2001 to the year 2008.
Pau Gasol is a player who has glitter his career with numerous medals in many of the tournaments. His career records include gold, silver and bronze medal. He is a source of pride for his team members and family and friends. A shining star and a proficient player in the field of basketball always emerge as a confident athlete in every game.
It was 2001 in Turkey when at FIBA European Championship, he has marked his career with the first ever medal and it was a bronze medal. Then, in the same championship but various years as in 203, 2007 and 2009; Pau Gasol has won silver medal, silver medal and gold medal respectively.
In 2006, when there was a FIBA World Championship, Pau Gasol has again won a Gold medal at Japan for the National Team. In 2008, when there held Summer Olympics in the Beijing; Pau Gasol has won a silver medal.
In the tenure 2001-2005 with the Memphis Grizzlies; Pau Gasol has initially averaged 17.6 points per game with the 8.9 rebounds per game. He was honored by playing all of the 82 games in the season and he is the only player who took this credit in his team.
The honors and credits in the career of Gasol are carrying a long list. In 2002, he was an NBA Rookie of the Year. Gasol was four times honored by the title of NBA All-Star in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was two times selected as the All-NBA Third Team in 2009 and 2010.
Then, he won NBA Championship in 2009and 2010 twice. He was twice declared as the Mister Europe Player of the Year in 2004 and 2009. He was again twice declared as the FIBA Europe Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009. It was thrice that Gasol’s luck has hit the honor of the Euroscar Player of the Year in the year 2008, 2009 and 2010.