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Pau Gasol Doesn't Deserve to Have his Number Retired by the Lakers

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It was recently reported that the Lakers plan on retiring Pau Gasol's number during the 2022-2023 NBA season and Ben Maller thinks this is an honor that Pau Gasol does not deserve.

Ben Maller: "Gasol was not elite as a Laker. True dominance in that business is 1st Team All-NBA and he was not that. He was never that. He never reached that rarified air with the Lakers. He averaged less than 18 pts, less than 10 rebounds and less than 4 assists a game. That's the standard to get your number retired? Championships are a team award, they're not an individual award. Adults know that."