He was also Spain’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the highest-scoring player of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
In 2006 Spain became the strongest world team on the FIBA World Championship.
In 2014, Spanish player became the member of best players’ team of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The following year, he received the MVP of the tournament, following some outstanding performances, scoring 25.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
They fought with the USA national team on equal terms.
Pau won silver medals at Euro Basket in 20 and at Olympic Games in 20.
Later he left it because his of successful basketball career at FC Barcelona.
Before switching to basketball, Pau was playing rugby. Junior team Pau’s first basketball club was Cornellà, where he was playing a center position.In season 1999-2000 Pau played more often, appeared in 26 games with average scores 4.2. His 29 appearances in first 33 games of Barcelona, with 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds on the average, and received the title of MVP of Spanish National Cup allowed him to enter the 2001 NBA draft.One of the top players ever to play in Spain appreciated Gasol: "In the Copa del Rey, he showed a lot of maturity despite the pressures and expectations that were thrust upon him.Pau played in all regular games in first two seasons.It is still a great achievement not only for beginners but also for any basketball star.All in all, he spent 240 games in NBA before got injured on April 5, 2004. Instead, Grizzles received the rights for Marc Gasol trade and Kwame Brown.