Wednesday afternoon, news broke that former All-Star and Memphis Grizzlies legend Marc Gasol has officially retired from professional basketball.
Boasting an NBA career that spanned 13 total years, the tantalizing big man established himself as one of the game's best talents throughout his tenure, especially during the 11 years he spent leading the charge in Grind City where he registered averages of 15.2 points, 7.7 boards, and 1.5 blocks, earned two All-NBA nods and, in 2012-13, claimed the league's Defensive Players of the Year award.
Though he may not have been able to guide Memphis to the promised land, his nightly efforts brought the franchise to heights that, before him, had never been seen.
As a result, in honor of his accomplishments both on and off the floor, reports are the Grizzlies intend to hoist his No. 33 into the rafters at FedEx Forum.
Which Grizzlies players could see their jerseys be retired next?
With this announcement, the franchise is now slated to have four total numbers retired, with Gasol's joining the likes of Tony Allen (No. 9), Zach Randolph (No. 50), and the legendary Bill Russell (No. 6).
Considering the high-end talents the Grizzlies have seen don their navy, blue, and gold threads over the years, the Spanish-born baller almost certainly will not be the last to have his jersey hoisted up into eternity, and, when thinking about the plethora of players who have represented the organization, there are a couple, in particular, that have a strong argument to be next on their jersey retirement list.