On Saturday, Aug. 12, former Los Angeles Lakers star Pau Gasol will officially be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
It will be the ultimate validation of a sensational basketball resume that includes six All-Star selections, back-to-back NBA championships and two Olympic silver medals.
Gasol was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in February 2008, and he transformed them into instant title contenders while spending six and a half seasons there and forming an outstanding star combo with Kobe Bryant.
On Friday, the Hall of Fame festivities began, and it was there that the Spanish native received a jacket and ring commemorating his induction.
Saturday is sure to be an emotional day and night for the Lakers great.