Versatile All-Star NBA power forward/center known for his post game and exceptional vision. He spent the first seven seasons of his career manning the middle of the lane for the Memphis Grizzlies before a 2008 trade sent him to the Los Angeles Lakers. He helped the Lakers win NBA Championships in 2009 and 2010 and then in 2014, he signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.
He was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 and was selected to four All-Star games between 2006 and 2011.
He won back-to-back NBA Championships with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.
He began his professional career with FC Barcelona in 1998 and was selected 3rd overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, who traded him to the Grizzlies on draft day.
His brother Marc Gasol also became an NBA center. In the 2008 trade that sent Pau to Los Angeles, Marc was shipped to Memphis.