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The Los Angeles Lakers will retire big man Pau Gasol‘s No. 16 jersey on March 7, 2023, the team announced today in a press release. The Lakers will be playing host that night to the Memphis Grizzlies, the club that acquired Spain’s greatest-ever basketball player in a draft-night trade in 2001 and eventually sent him to the Lakers in 2008.