By Gasol and Dwyane Wade, New NBA Hall of Famers

Spanish By Gasol and American Dwyane Wade were officially introduced this Saturday as new members NBA Hall of Fame next to german Dirk NowitzkiFrench Tony Parkeramong other things, the league said in a statement.

Gasol, two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers He was named to the finalists on February 16 at the All-Star in Salt Lake City, and the official announcement of his induction into the Hall of Fame was made this Saturday during the NCAA Final Four in Houston, Texas.

Technicians also entered the Hall of Fame Becky Hammond And Gregg Popovichlegend of the San Antonio Spurs and the US national team.

The ceremony will take place on August 12 in Springfield, Massachusetts at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Gasol spent 18 NBA seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, and Portland Trail Blazers.

Rookie of the Year in 2002, in the regular season, the Spanish center forward played 1226 games in the NBA and scored 17 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.

In the postseason, Gasol played in 136 games and averaged 15.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 blocks.

These numbers over 18 seasons put him among the best European players in NBA history along with other very famous names such as Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Drazen Petrovic and Arvydas Sabonis.

But numbers aside, Gasol also made his mark on the NBA through memorable moments like his friendship with the deceased. Kobe Bryant and a memorable jump against his brother Mark at the 2015 All-Star Game.

Among other legends Nowitzki In 2011, he became an NBA champion with the Dallas Mavericks. Wade He won the ring in 2006, 2012 and 2013 with the Miami Heat, and also lost in the 2011 final to the Texans themselves.

Tony Parker he formed a legendary trio with Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan as part of the Spurs, the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014 NBA champions. Gregg Popovich.

(According to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias