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LOOK: Ex-Lakers star Gasol celebrates birthday with Kobe’s kids

Jul 07, 2020 - 9:39 PM

Pau Gasol celebrates his 40th birthday without his partner-in-crime Kobe Bryant

UNCLE PAU. Pau Gasol (right) spends time with Bianka Bryant on his 40th birthday. Photo from Vanessa Bryant's Instagram

Nadal, Gasol launch fundraiser to pay back debt to COVID-hit Spain

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:26 PM

'Spanish athletes have always tried to make our nation proud, today we want to go beyond that,' says Pau Gasol as he joins Rafael Nadal for a fundraising drive

Trail Blazers waive Spanish veteran Pau Gasol

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Paul Gasol says he still has the 'same excitement and passion for the game' and the Trail Blazers’ offer of a coaching role would just be a stopgap

ON THE MOVE. Still recuperating from injury, veteran big man Pau Gasol saw action with the San Antonio Spurs before heading to the Milwaukee Bucks last season. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Brothers propel Spain at World Cup – but it's not the Gasols

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pau and Marc Gasol may be in the twilight of their brilliant careers, but Spain boasts another set of standout siblings

WATCH: FIBA legends relive World Cup memories

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Pau Gasol, Alonzo Mourning, and Toni Kukoc go down memory lane to talk about representing their respective nations in the world stage

DOMINANT FORCE. Pau Gasol is one of, if not the greatest Spanish basketball player. File photo by Petras Malukas/Getty Images

Pau Gasol agrees to Trail Blazers deal

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The two-time NBA champion joins his sixth club on his 19th year in the league

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Pau Gasol #17 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Spain's Pau Gasol to miss FIBA World Cup 2019

May 14, 2019 - 11:56 PM

The Bucks center underwent successful surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot

RECUPERATING. Spain will be without one of its top players as Pau Gasol recovers. Photo from FIBA

Bucks lose Pau Gasol for rest of NBA playoffs

May 11, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The six-time All-Star has undergone surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot

BACK SOON. Paul Gasol is expected to make full recovery by training camp. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks set to land Gasol after Spurs buyout

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Spanish center Pau Gasol is set to team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and a Milwaukee squad that already boasts the NBA's best record

MAJOR ROLE. The Bucks expect the 18-year NBA veteran Pau Gasol to play a key role in their title bid. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Durant looking to move up in NBA's all-time scoring list

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Golden State Warriors star has played the least number of games in the top 35 of the all-time scoring list

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant barely needs 3 games to occupy the 31st place in the NBA's all-time scoring list. File hoto from Twitter (@NBA)

San Antonio Spurs' stingy defense downs Charlotte Hornets

Nov 26, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The San Antonio Spurs are on a two-game winning streak

34 POINTS. LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol combined for 34 points to lead the Spurs against the Hornets. LaMarcus Aldridge photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/North America/AFP and Pau Gasol photo from Facebook

Dragic leads Slovenia to first EuroBasket title

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Goran Dragic, playing his last international match, scored 35 points in the victory

CHAMPIONS. Slovenia, with just two million people, became the smallest country to lift the European title since Latvia in 1935. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Pau Gasol eclipses Tony Parker's EuroBasket scoring record

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Pau Gasol sets a new record for scoring in the European Championship by moving to 1 111 career points

NEW RECORD. Gasol surpassed his San Antonio Spurs teammate Parker with a 20-point effort in Spain's 87-64 group-stage victory over Hungary. Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP

Pau Gasol agrees to 3-year deal with Spurs – report

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Pau Gasol is set to start his 17th NBA season

Gasol to opt out of deal but re-sign with Spurs – report

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:34 AM

The 36 year old 7 footer would become a free agent but hopes the move would help him obtain a longer term contract

OPT OUT. Spanish center Pau Gasol (L) will decline a $16.2 million NBA contract option for next season but plans to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs. File Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP

Spurs' Gasol undergoes left hand surgery – reports

Jan 21, 2017 - 12:24 PM

ESPN said the timetable for Gasol s return could be 4 to 8 weeks while Yahoo said it could go as long as 6 weeks

Phoenix Suns Tyson Chandler (R) vies for the ball with San Antonio Spurs´ Pau Gasol (L), during an NBA Global Games match at the Mexico City Arena, on January 14, 2017, in Mexico City. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Spain gets first basketball win despite security scare

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM

In other action Lithuania emerged victorious against Argentina

Record 34 global NBA players look to topple Team USA in Rio

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:14 PM

USA is not the only country with NBA talent on its roster as the league s influence reaches further at the Olympics than ever before

GLOBAL THREAT. Luis Scola of Argentina, seen carrying the flag for his country, is one of 34 players from nations other than the USA with NBA experience at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

NBA: Nowitzki re-signs with Mavs, Pau Gasol headed to Spurs

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:27 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will likely end his career in Dallas after signing a two year deal with the only club he s played for in his 18 year career

DOTTED LINE. European big men Dirk Nowitzki are set tol sign new deals. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

Pau Gasol considers freezing sperm over Zika concerns in Rio

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol is considering freezing his sperm if he travels to the Olympic Games

WATCH: James Harden dunks on Pau Gasol

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Unfortunately for the Bull the Rocket was able to lift off quite successfully

WATCH: Pau Gasol puts the moves on former teammate Kobe Bryant

Jan 29, 2016 - 2:16 PM

This one must be bittersweet for Los Angeles Lakers fans

NBA: Bryant set for All-Star swan song

Jan 22, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Bryant tops all NBA players with 1 891 614 votes

Gasol scores season-high 31 as Chicago Bulls gore Detroit Pistons

Jan 19, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Derrick Rose adds 20 and Jimmy Butler contributes 16 points and 9 assists in Chicago s win

NBA: Noah hurt, Gasol calls out Bulls after loss to Nets

Dec 22, 2015 - 2:40 PM

The Nets a woeful 8 20 on the season snap an 8 game road losing streak while the Bulls lose their third in a row and fall to 15 11

INJURED. Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls is in pain after suffering an injury in the 3rd quarter against the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Pau Gasol rejects LeBron James's game-tying shot

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:55 PM

The Bulls big man struggled but came up with the biggest stop of the contest when it mattered most

Curry, LeBron headline All-NBA First Team selections

May 22, 2015 - 1:03 AM

LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the only unanimous selections to the All NBA First Team with the other spots facing challenges from a deep talent pool

GOLDEN WARRIOR. Stephen Curry (pictured) was one of two unanimous choices for the All-NBA First Team. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

NBA wRap: Paul-less Clips win, Bulls steal home game vs Cavs

May 05, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Higher seeded teams fail to register wins as Los Angeles and Chicago play inspired ball games away from their home floor

HOME GAMES STOLEN. Derrick Rose, taking a shot over LeBron James (L), drops 25 as Bulls win over Cavs while Blake Griffin (R), records a triple double as Clips down Rockets. Photos from the NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Bulls demolish Bucks, Clippers stay alive

May 01, 2015 - 3:06 PM

Chicago destroys Milwaukee while Los Angeles and San Antonio goes down to a game 7

Jimmy Butler (L) and the rest of the Bulls advance to the 2nd round, while Blake Griffin (R) and the rest of the Clippers extend their series vs the Spurs to a game 7. Photo from the NBA's Facebook page

Bulls rally to beat Heat, end losing slide

Apr 10, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Miami falls 1 1 2 games behind the Nets for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference

Chicago's Pau Gasol (R) takes a fadeaway jumper against Miami's Udonis Haslem (L). Photo from the NBA's official Facebook page

Bulls hang on for overtime win over 76ers

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Chicago playing without stars Derrick Rose Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah escapes with a 104 95 OT win against Philadelphia

Chicago's Aaron Brooks fires a triple to send the game to overtime. Photo from the Chicago Bulls official Facebook page

Marc Gasol downs brother Pau as Grizzlies beat Bulls

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Marc scores with 15 points for the Grizzlies while Pau finishes with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls

SPANISH CLASH. Brothers Marc Gasol (L) and Pau Gasol (R) battle each other in the NBA. Screenshot from

Bulls dominate reigning NBA champion Spurs

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:49 PM

The Chicago Bulls routed the defending champion San Antonio Spurs 104 81 behind a 22 point performance from Derrick Rose and a double double from all star game starter Pau Gasol

Derrick Rose goes to the rim in a rout win over the Spurs. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Curry closes gap on LeBron for All-Star vote lead

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Golden State Warriors Steph Curry is having an MVP caliber season and fans are noticing as he comes in as a close second to LeBron James in the NBABallot

Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry (C), seen here driving past 2 OKC Thunder defenders, is closing the gap vs LeBron James in the NBA All-Star voting. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA wRap: Wade, Heat win in LeBron's return to Miami

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There s no love lost between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the two hug it out before the Heat take down the Cavs

REUNION. Former teammates LeBron James (L) and Dwyane Wade (R) were all smiles at the sidelines as LeBron returned to Miami for the Heat vs Cavs Christmas showdown. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

#NBA2015: Who Are the Top Ten NBA Players Right Now?

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The NBA season is still young but several players have already made their cases as impact players

UNIBROW POWER. Anthony Davis of New Orleans has emerged as one of the best players in the league. Photo by Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: Bulls sans Rose and Gasol embarrass Clippers

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:51 PM

No Rose No Gasol no problem for the Bulls pulling off an impressive win over Western Conference contender LA Clippers

JIMMY BUCKETS. Jimmy Butler (C) looks for help while defended by Los Angeles Clippers players Chris Paul (L) and Blake Griffin (R). Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Spurs seek repeat while LeBron revives Cavaliers

Oct 26, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Can the Spurs repeat? Can LeBron James fire up Cleveland? How will the Clippers respond in a new era? How formidable are the Bulls?

BACK TO BACK? Can the reigning NBA champions San Antonio Spurs repeat their romp to the title this season? Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

FIBA: France downs host Spain, sets up Serbia semifinal

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:15 AM

European champions France beats host Spain 65 52 in an epic World Cup quarterfinal

France's players (L) celebrate after winning the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships quarterfinal match France vs Spain at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid on September 10, 2014. France won the match 65-52. Gerard Julien/AFP

Holding Court - FIBA final favorites are still US, Spain

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:57 PM

As the World Cup frontrunners emerge the United States and Spain remain on a collision course for the final

Spain's Pau Gasol is a favorite for the World Cup MVP if his side wins the championship. Photo from

US eases past Mexico, Spain sets up France rematch in World Cup

Sep 07, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Reigning champions United States and hosts Spain were hardly challenged on Saturday in advancing to the quarterfinals

Kyrie Irving of Team USA puts up a jumper against Mexico. Photo from

US, Spain, Greece finish FIBA World Cup group play unbeaten

Sep 05, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Reigning champions United States hosts Spain and Greece finished group play at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup unbeaten

Kenneth Faried of USA throws down a dunk against Ukraine. Photo from

All roads lead to Spain: FIBA World Cup Group A preview

Aug 30, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Take a closer look at FIBA World Cup Group A which includes Spain Brazil Serbia France Iran and Egypt

Pau Gasol (L) and Marc Gasol (R), seen after winning the 2006 FIBA World Championship, are a big part of why Spain is expected to top Group A. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Spain out to upset under-manned US at FIBA Worlds

Aug 29, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Hosts Spain and the rest of the field may finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States after the US was hit by several withdrawals

Marc and Pau Gasol (left and center) and Serge Ibaka (R) of Spain will give the defending champions USA a run for their money. Photo by Angel Diaz/EPA

FIBA World Cup 101: A guide to the spectacle in Spain

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:40 AM

Prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain by reading everything you d need to know about the teams tournament format and key matchups

Derrick Rose, seen during Team USA's gold medal winning performance against Russia in 2010, will make his return from injury in the 2014 World Cup. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

WATCH: Derrick Rose boosts USA over Brazil in Chicago return

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Derrick Rose overcame a facial cut to lead Team USA to victory in his first game in Chicago since injuring his knee

D-ROSE IS BACK. Derrick Rose made an emotional return to his home court to lead USA past Brazil. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

2014 NBA Free Agency Grades

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:27 PM

NBA teams went on a signings spree after LeBron s decision to go back to Cleveland Rappler rates the moves made in the 2014 Free agency period

TOP FREE AGENTS. From Left: Luol Deng, LeBron James, and Pau Gasol all switched teams during the off season. Photos from EPA

Lakers win amnesty bid for Boozer

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:40 PM

The LA Lakers acquire the services of former Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer after winning the amnesty bid for the big man

LAKER BOOZ. Carlos Boozer (R) seen here working against Kobe Bryant (L) will join the LA Lakers in the upcoming NBA season. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Pau Gasol joins the Chicago Bulls

Jul 13, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Gasol announces his decision on Twitter saying It hasn t been easy deciding and that he is Looking forward to this new chapter of his career

GASOL TO CHICAGO. Pau Gasol (C) will be playing alongside Derrick Rose (L) and Joakin Noah (R) in the Chicago Bulls when the season starts. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Lakers, Bulls working on sign-and-trade for Gasol?

Jul 12, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Big man Pau Gasol could be on his way from Los Angeles to Chicago

GASOL TO CHICAGO? If a reported deal pushes through, Pau Gasol (C) could find himself teaming up with Derrick Rose (L) and Joakin Noah (R) in the Chicago Bulls. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA