5 Things You Didn’t Know About Marc Gasol

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5) Marc Gasol and the Number #33

Marc Gasol chose the number #33 because he was fan of Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal (Cavs, high school, and LSU), and Kobe Bryant growing up. Bryant wore #33 in Lower Merion High School to carry on family tradition from father Joe Bryant. The number was already retired when he arrived on the Lakers. Gasol, inspired by his favorites, wore #33 in high school and decided to stick with it.

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Topics: Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Pau Gasol, Shaquille O'Neal

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