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Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol i Sáez (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpaw ɡəˈzɔɫ]) (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain. Gasol was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He currently holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise records for career games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points. After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakers on February 1, 2008. His younger brother, Marc Gasol, who was involved in that trade, is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Pau Gasol was born in Barcelona. He began playing basketball with his school team called Alvirne, and he eventually signed with Cornellà. When he was sixteen, he began playing for Barcelona's junior team. He also won both the 1998 Albert Schweitzer Tournament and the 1998 FIBA Europe

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Pau Gasol -- Spends Day at Children's Hospital ... Puts in the Effort Where it Counts

Pau Gasol
Spends Day at Children's Hospital Puts in the Effort Where it Counts

Pau Gasol might not always give it his all on the court (at least according to D'Antoni) -- but he definitely goes the extra mile when he visits sick kids ... TMZ Sports has learned.The Lakers… READ MORE >

Lakers' Pau Gasol -- I Hope Lamar Returns to the NBA

Lakers' Pau Gasol
I Hope Lamar Returns to the NBA

L.A. Lakers center, Pau Gasol, is optimistic that Lamar Odom -- his friend and former teammate -- will make a triumphant return to the NBA ... but admits he's still in the dark about what's going… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Pau & Marc -- 14 Feet of Gasols on a 50 Foot Yacht

Pau and Marc
14 Feet of Gasols ... on a 50 Foot Yacht

With a combined net worth somewhere in the $100 million range (maybe more) ... NBA superstar brothers Pau and Marc Gasol saved a few bucks by yachting TOGETHER in Spain this week. With the 2012-13… READ MORE >

- 296 days ago
Justin Timberlake & Pau Gasol -- Ball Talk vs. Wedding Chat

Pau vs. Justin & Jessica
BALL TALK or Wedding Chat?

Pop quiz: Should we breakdown Lakers preseason hoops with Pau Gasol -- or talk wedding disasters with Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake? When in doubt ... try doing both!Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Pau Gasol -- Finals? What NBA Finals?

Pau Gasol -- Finals? What NBA Finals?

Without the NBA championship to worry about ... L.A. Lakers star Pau Gasol kept his eye on the real prize ... his smokin' hot girlfriend Silvia Lopez.The giant 30-year-old Spaniard and his pals… READ MORE >

- 1044 days ago
Pau Gasol Sings -- Caught on Tape!

Pau Gasol Sings
Caught on Tape!

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Pau Gasol has never been incredibly vocal on the court -- but now that he's won two NBA championships, dude's decided it's time to record a song ... and TMZ got a… READ MORE >

- 1389 days ago

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