Pau Gasol officially announces retirement

Pau Gasol officially announces retirement

Pau Gasol held a press conference in Spain to announce his offical retirement from basketball earlier today.

Source: MARCA

ANALYSIS: Pau Gasol will undoubtedly be a Hall of Famer with an impressive resumé in both the NBA and internationally.

The six-time NBA All-Star won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and averaged 17 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game.

Gasol was a four-time All-NBA player and won Rookie of the Year with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2002.

Gasol was a gold medalist in the 2006 FIBA world cup, three-time medalist in the Olympics, and seven-time medalist in Eurobasket.

Gasol was a 3-time champion with FC Barcelona in the LIGA ACB, most recently in 2021.

Gasol last played in the Olympics for Spain this summer, where he averaged 6.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1 assist, and .8 blocks in 13 minutes per game.

Injuries had plagued Gasol at the end of his career, and never played in the NBA after signing with the Trail Blazers in 2019.

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