Gasol brothers accomplish a Laker first after Marc Gasol signing
The Gasol brothers are back to writing their names in Los Angeles Lakers history books as the Spanish siblings continue to make headlines at the tail-end of their careers.
History was made when the younger Marc Gasol officially parted ways with the Toronto Raptors and inked a two-year deal with the defending champions the Los Angeles Lakers.
Per ESPN, the Gasols are now the first set of brothers to both play for the storied franchise in their career. Pau, spent six seasons in LA from 2008-2014 where he helped the Lakers win back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.
Pau and Marc Gasol would be the first set of brothers to each play for the Lakers at any point in their careers 🔥 pic.twitter.com/oNJz3RfuSY
— ESPN (@espn) November 23, 2020
Marc won his first title in 2019 when his Raptors dethroned the Golden State Warriors and won Toronto’s first-ever NBA title. It only took the former Defensive Player of the Year less than a season after moving from the Memphis Grizzlies halfway through the season and provided instant impact for the Raptors. He’s hoping to do the same as he joins LeBron James and Anthony Davis in their quest to defend their 2020 NBA crown.
Gasol is just the latest move in a busy offseason for the Lakers so far as they look to revamp their roster ahead of the upcoming season. Key players from their championship team like Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Danny Green and Avery Bradley have all gone elsewhere and the Lakers look to fill in those spots with a handful of fresh new talent. Prior to signing Gasol, the Lakers were already able to snag point guard Dennis Schröder, wing man Wesley Matthews and reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell.
These four new additions is looking quite favorable for the defending champions as they look to win their 18th title this season.
It’s interesting to note that the last time the Lakers won back-to-back titles was when they had Pau in their line-up and they’re hoping that adding Marc to their 2020-2021 roster ends with the same result.