66 Facts About Pau Gasol

1. Pau Gasol has 20,882 points, moving past Bob Pettit for 37th in NBA history.

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2. Pau Gasol mustered an impressive performance against the Pelicans for the second time in the last five games.

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3. Pau Gasol has no time for the criticism of his coach, Becky Hammon, and women coaching in the NBA.

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4. San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol has a stress fracture in his left foot and will be out indefinitely.

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5. Pau Gasol played for the LA Lakers from 2008 until 2014.

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6. Pau Gasol started playing professionally with FC Barcelona in 1998.

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7. In 2006, in a career first, Pau Gasol was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game as a reserve center for the Western Conference.

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8. Pau Gasol is often compared to European NBA players Toni Kukoc and Dirk Nowitzki (Germany) for his scoring and rebounding prowess, as well as his quick adjustment to the more aggressive American style of play.

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9. Pau Gasol initially planned to become a doctor, and attended medical school at the University of Barcelona for one year, but an opportunity to play professional basketball changed his life.

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10. Pau Gasol seems to be taking the demotion in stride, but the veteran big man did admit to The Athletic that he would prefer having a bigger role.

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11. Pau Gasol has impressed his teammates with the way he's handled his decreased role.

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12. Pau Gasol had started the last two games with DeMarr DeRozan out of the lineup.

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13. Pau Gasol says he's looking forward to competing for his country again, at this summer's 32-team FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

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14. Pau Gasol regularly reads historical novels, plays the works of French classical composers on his keyboard, and attends concerts and operas; he is a friend of Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, and often visits him backstage after performances.

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15. Pau Gasol has taught himself Italian and French to go along with his childhood languages of Catalan and Spanish plus English.

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16. Pau Gasol enrolled in medical school at the University of Barcelona, but left as his basketball career at FC Barcelona advanced.

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17. Pau Gasol originally did not want to make sports his career.

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18. Pau Gasol ended up at 1,183 total points scored at the EuroBasket.

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19. Pau Gasol was the highest-scoring player of the 2004 Summer Olympics, and Spain's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, replacing the injured Rafael Nadal.

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20. Pau Gasol admitted to feeling limited with the swelling in his ankle still present.

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21. Pau Gasol was expected to miss the remaining three games of the Lakers' road trip after x-rays came up negative.

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22. Pau Gasol selected the Lakers deal because "it didn't get any better than this.

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23. Pau Gasol surpassed Shareef Abdur-Rahim as the Grizzlies' all-time leading scorer on March 7, 2007, against the Toronto Raptors (7,809 points at the time).

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24. Pau Gasol would go on to be named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, which Spain won.

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25. Pau Gasol was the first Spanish basketball player as well as the first Grizzlies player to ever make it to the All-Star Game.

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26. Pau Gasol began playing basketball as a center with his school team, Llor, and he eventually signed with Cornella.

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27. Pau Gasol currently holds the Grizzlies' franchise record for free throws made and attempted.

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28. Pau Gasol was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies, and is one of only three non-American NBA players to have won that award.

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29. San Antonio Spurs veteran big man Pau Gasol stands out as one of the most intelligent players in the game today.

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30. Pau Gasol has been the footprint and staple of the franchise since his rights were traded to the team from the Los Angeles Lakers.

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31. Pau Gasol was slated to miss all of San Antonio's road trip and there's been no word on his recovery timetable.

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32. Pau Gasol will miss a sixth straight contest Sunday as he works back from right foot soreness.

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33. Pau Gasol is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.

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34. Pau Gasol was sidelined for the second straight game Saturday during the Spurs' win over the Rockets and was spotted on the sideline donning a walking boot.

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35. Pau Gasol was sidelined for the second straight game Saturday during the Spurs' win over the Rockets and was.

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36. Pau Gasol seems to be on his last legs averaging just 17.4 minutes per night, but Davis Betrans and Dante Cunningham were not thought to be much.

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37. Pau Gasol will not play on Saturday against the Rockets.

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38. Pau Gasol will miss a second straight game Saturday as he continues to work through right foot.

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39. Pau Gasol has been nursing a sore foot and will miss another game on Saturday.

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40. Pau Gasol will not play Saturday for San Antonio.

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41. Pau Gasol will miss a second straight game Saturday as he continues to work through right foot soreness.

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42. Pau Gasol is out for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Jeff Garcia of News 4 San Antonio reports.

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43. Pau Gasol has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Heat.

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44. Pau Gasol was out with a sore right foot and Rudy Gay was sidelined with a right heel problem.

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45. Pau Gasol blocked and collected Gordon's shot and raced downcourt where he was fouled with 7 minutes remaining.

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46. Pau Gasol will not play in Wednesday's matchup with the Heat due to a sore right foot, Paul Garcia of TheSportsDaily.

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47. Pau Gasol put up 12 points with eight rebounds and five assists on 4-of-7 shooting in a loss to the Magic on Sunday.

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48. Pau Gasol had eight points, nine rebounds, and dished out four assists.

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49. Pau Gasol made both free throws to put the game on ice.

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50. Pau Gasol has a broad range of intellectual and cultural interests.

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51. In April 2010, Pau Gasol was scheduled to sit in on a spinal surgery, wearing surgical scrubs, with Dr David Skaggs, the hospital's chief of orthopedic surgery.

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52. Pau Gasol is a double-double machine, having recorded over 550 double-doubles in his NBA career.

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53. Pau Gasol is athletic for a 7-footer, allowing him to play both the power forward and center positions, much like fellow European players Toni Kukoc and Dirk Nowitzki.

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54. Pau Gasol scored 40 points in the semifinal against France, which was half of his team's points.

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55. In the 2015 EuroBasket, Pau Gasol was named the MVP of the competition, after some amazing performances, averaging 25.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

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56. On December 5, 2015, Pau Gasol became the 116th player to reach 1,000 regular-season games.

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57. On July 18, 2014, Pau Gasol signed with the Chicago Bulls.

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58. Pau Gasol was struggling after seven games under D'Antoni, averaging 10.1 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 38.8 percent, and he was benched in the fourth quarter in multiple games.

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59. Pau Gasol had the worst post season performance of his career.

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60. In Game 6 of the first round, Pau Gasol grabbed 18 rebounds and his last-second putback eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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61. Pau Gasol earned his third All-Star appearance as a reserve for the Western Conference and finished the regular season with averages of 18.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 blocks.

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62. On December 24, 2009, Pau Gasol signed a 3-year extension with the Lakers worth $64.7 million.

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63. In the Playoffs, Pau Gasol was the second leading Laker in points, rebounds (9.3) and assists per game (4.0).

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64. On January 24, 2007, Pau Gasol recorded his second career triple-double against the hosting Utah Jazz, garnering 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.

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65. In his first season with the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol became the first foreign player to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

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66. Pau Gasol was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft, but his rights were traded to Memphis.

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