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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Reaches Milestone With 15,000 Career Points Reviewed by Momizat on . The offense continues to flow seamlessly under Mike D'Antoni's fast-paced system and two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol appears to be benefiting with a green light The offense continues to flow seamlessly under Mike D'Antoni's fast-paced system and two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol appears to be benefiting with a green light Rating:
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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Reaches Milestone With 15,000 Career Points

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The offense continues to flow seamlessly under Mike D’Antoni’s fast-paced system and two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol appears to be benefiting with a green light to score every time he touches the basketball.

Coming into Sunday night’s matchup with the Houston Rockets at Staples Center, Gasol was only a few points away from reaching the milestone of 15,000 points for his career.

Gasol easily passed that mark in the third quarter with a jumper near the charity stripe. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com:

Lakers forward Pau Gasol’s foul-line jumper with 9:21 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday night gave him 15,000 career points. Gasol is only the 10th foreign-born player in NBA history to reach the mark and the first player from Spain to do so.

After scoring his 15,000th point, Gasol is now in select company of international players in the NBA with only nine others reaching that mark, including active players Jamaica’s Tim Duncan, Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki and teammate Steve Nash out of South Africa.

Among the retired foreign-born players to reach 15,000 or more points during their NBA careers are Detlef Schrempf (Germany), Rolando Blackman (Panama), Kiki Vandeweghe (Germany), Dominque Wilkins (France) and Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria).

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  • Dr. Rasheed Syed

    Ryan what is the rumor now: Trade Pau Gasol?
    Lakers Organization don’t have guts and Kobe will not allow it.

  • trolol4life

    And one of your “journalists” posted that the Lakers were looking to trade him for Josh Smith, haha you guys are hilarious.

  • Jose Armando

    GaSoft is a fucken beast !!!

  • JohnC

    Pau… that guy seems to be seeing the game from the ceiling. Basketball fans enjoy seeing this type of players.

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