Yes, it is not only his medals that he looks like from the international career of Pau Gasol. With the shirt of the National Team he has played 5 Olympic Games, 3 World Games and 7 Eurobasket. And he has left his mark in the history of the three great international competitions of the National Teams, especially with regard to his scoring level, a reflection of his decisive role in the team’s game.
Third highest scorer of the Olympic Games. Pau has played 5 editions of the Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021), a record that only 6 other players have reached in the entire history of Olympic basketball. And that has placed him on the podium of the top scorers of all time. With 649 points added, Pau occupies the third historical position, only surpassed by the Brazilian Oscar Schmidt (1,093) and the Australian Andrew Gaze. In Athens, Beijing and Rio he finished as the top scorer.
More points than anyone in the Eurobasket. In the last Eurobasket, that of 2017, Pau Gasol became the highest scorer in the history of the continental championship, with a total of 1,183 points, which deserved that the FIBA ??made a hiatus in the match against Hungary to pay tribute to him. He left behind three other big stars like Tony Parker (1,104), Dirk Nowitzki (1,052) and Nikos Galis (1,030). In total, Pau has played 7 editions of the Eurobasket, since his debut in 2001. In three of them (2003, 2009 and 2015) he finished as the leading scorer.
And 8th in the World Cups. In the 3 World Cups he has played, Pau Gasol has added a total of 482 points, which has placed him in the eighth position of the top scorers in the history of the championship. Ahead is Oscar Schmidt, Andrew Gaze, Luis Scola, Drazen Dalipagic, Piculín Ortiz, Dragan Kicanovic and Marcel De Souza, all of them with the most games played.