66.7 F
Los Angeles
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Lakers: Should Los Angeles Retire Pau Gasol’s Jersey?

Must read

LAFC News: Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez Help Team Advance to the Quarterfinals

You could sense it from the opening kick: LAFC was on a mission Monday night. After their incredible 2019 season came to an end...

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Staying In LA? More Than Likely

With the season already crazy as it is due to the pandemic, many NBA teams are seeing some crazy money issues with no fans...

Dodgers News: Joe Kelly Finally Earns Respect and Hearts of LA Fans

Upon signing a three-year, $25 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2018 offseason, Joe Kelly knew he was going to be...

Dodgers News: Tony Gonsolin Will Make Spot Start for LA on Friday

Goooose is back with the Dodgers after staying behind at the team’s alternate training site. Gonsolin, who reported late to the Dodgers’ Summer Camp,...

In 2008, Pau Gasol was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies traded Gasol and a 2010 second-round pick — which turned out to be Devin Ebanks — for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, 2008, and 2010 first-round draft picks and the draft rights to Marc Gasol.

Gasol played with the Lakers for seven seasons, helping deliver two championships and being a three-time all-star. During his years in LA, Gasol averaged 17.7 points per game, 52.2% of shooting from the field, 9.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game. Gasol’s passing ability helped players such as Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher, and Ron Artest thrive in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense.

The late, great Kobe Bryant said that if it weren’t for Pau, the Lakers would not have been able to win back-to-back championships. Kobe and Pau had very strong chemistry on and off the basketball court. They got along and worked well with each other. They were one of the greatest duos of all-time.

There have been rumors about Pau Gasol returning to Los Angeles to play in purple and gold, one last time before retiring. The rumors began to spark after he had an interview with Ryan Ward. Here’s what he had to say.

“It’s something that has been on my mind. Kind of like the potential of maybe finishing or playing my last year with the Lakers would be great. It’s appealing if you will, but the opportunity never really kind of presented itself in a serious official manner.”

It would be great if Pau returns to LA and plays with the Lakers for one last season, hopefully capturing his third ring. No matter what, when it’s all said and done, Pau Gasol will go down in the history books as an essential piece to the Lakers’ success, and he will go down as a champion.

The Lakers should retire Pau Gasol’s jersey when he retires. As mentioned earlier, he had a big part in the Lakers’ success, winning two championships, being a three-time all-star, and creating more opportunities for his teammates with his passing ability, helping the Lakers win games. Most Laker fans, teammates, head coach, Phil Jackson, and of course, the late great Kobe Bryant would all say Pau has earned the right to have his jersey retired by the Lakers.

Pau is a leader, and without a doubt, he should have his jersey hanging in the rafters.

- Advertisement -

More articles


  1. The Lakers only retire players in the Hall of Fame. I think honestly that is what it will come down to. If he is elected to the Hall the team will follow suit I would believe.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article

UCLA News: Bruin Chris Smith to Withdraw from NBA Draft and Return to the School

The ongoing pandemic across the country has halted the lives and plans of many Americans. Just today another dream may have been put on...

Lakers News: Frank Vogel Not Worried About LA’s Offense

The Lakers started off their return from a four-month hiatus with a necessary win against a future playoff foe, the Clippers. They hoped to...

Dodgers News: LA Taking Extra Precautions Amidst COVID-19 Breakout Throughout MLB

It didn't take long at all for baseball's safety protocols to be tested. We barely made it a week into the season before the...

LA Roundup: AJ Pollock May Finally Be Returning to All-Star Form, Rams to Host Virtual Tailgate, Kyle Kuzma Ready to Lead Bench Unit, and...

Welcome to another roundup, where we gather all of LA sports' biggest stories of the day! The Dodgers have gotten off to a rather unremarkable...

Rams News: LA to Hold Virtual Tailgate During Training Camp

In light of the recent rolling back of California opening up due to the rise of Coronavirus cases, Rams fans will not get the...