Ben Simmons- Los Angeles Lakers

When his number is retired from the Lakers_' rafters next year, Pau Gasol will be joining a long lineage.

L.A. will recognize Gasol's No. The team announced Wednesday that 16 will be played on March 7th.

Ben Simmons- Recently Spotted Him

Ben Simmons- Different Reasons

He teamed up with Kobe Bryant and led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA Finals appearances as well as two championships.

Gasol was a player in Los Angeles from 1984 to 2014, when he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

Ben Simmons- The Top Pick

Gasol's jersey will be hung alongside Hall of Fame center, Shaquille O’Neal, and Wilt Chamberlain, etc.

Ben Simmons- His Inability

Two-time NBA champion, he won both titles in L.A. during his 18-season tenure. He also played 6 1/2 seasons.

Ben Simmons- Outside Shooting

This made him a vital complement to Kobe Bryant's back-to-back championship team of 2009-10.

Ben Simmons- More Passive

Ben Simmons- Refused to Play

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Gasol was a Laker who averaged 17.7 points and 9.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 blocks.

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