If NBA fans know anything about the Lakers, it’s that being a big man while rocking the purple and gold comes with big expectations. That illustrious Laker center’s pedigree is that of Lakers franchise legend Pau Gasol no. 16 Gasol’s Wheel Hangs in Crypto.com Arena Raters
Gasol joins Shaquille O’Neal, Reem O’NealJabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as some of the most impressive big men to ever wear a Lakers uniform. The Lakers will honor Gasol when LA hosts the Memphis Grizzlies on March 7.
Six-time NBA All-Star Gasol and legendary Kobe Bryant, who played pivotal roles in LA’s back-to-back chaL.A.’ships in 2009 and 2010, averaged 18.6 points per game in each NBA Finals series. And averaged 17.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game on 52.2 percent shooting from the field in 429 games with the Lakers.
Gasol began his NBA career in Memphis but was traded to Los Angeles during the 2008 offseason, where he made an immediate impact. His career featured stints in Chicago, San Antonio and Milwaukee, but none stand out more than his seven seasons in purple and gold. Gasol won two silver medals and one bronze in three Summer Olympics at the 2006 FIBA World Cup with Spain.
After multiple All-Star appearances and two championships in an impressive career in Los Angeles, No. 16 will forever be revered among Lakers fans.