Pau Gasol

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Biography

Birth name- Pau Gasol saez

Born on- July 6th 1980- Still alive

Born in- Barcelona, Spain

Parents- Marisa Saez and Agusti Gasol

Siblings- Marc Gasol and Adria Gasol (brothers)

Achievements

  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2002)- Top Rookie- Best Player
  • NBA all rookie Team (2002)- Top Rookies- Best Players
  • NBA Champion two times with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Played with Spanish national team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens (6th place)
  • Won a Gold medal with Spain during the 2006 FIBA World Championships was named MVP of the tournament.
  • Spain won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
  • National Basketball Association award (2012)- Showing outstanding service and dedication to the community.
  • Flag bearer for Spain in 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Facts

Height- 7"ft

Salary- 19.29 million (2013)

Career- Studying to become a doctor but was offered a career in professional Basketball

Languages- speaks Catalan, Spanish and English

Community Service-"Pau's Amigos" was a six-year sponsor of Tickets for Kids.

Community Service- Pau is Sponsor for Memphis City Schools Fight-Free Fifty, which encourages students to go 50 days without fighting in school.

Community Service- Pau has traveled to Angola and South Africa, visiting children's hospitals and raising awareness for children with HIV and AIDS.

Pau Gasol sings John Lennon’s IMAGINE | UNICEF

Qoutes by- Pau Gasol

  • I won't forget the hood. I won't forget the days of catching a bullet on the way to the mailbox or bricks with death threats that somehow made their way through the window - Pau Gasol
  • No one could have prepared for me BBQ on pizza. I mean, both are great. But together? It was incredible - Pau Gasol
  • In-N-Out is incredible, but don't tell coach I've been going there. He would flip out and put some curse on me - Pau Gasol

Teams

  • Teams- MemphisGrizzles (2001-2008), Los Angeles Lakers (2007-2014), Chicago Bulls (2014-2015)
Pau Gasol's Top Moments As A Laker!