i'll remember him as rescuing the lakers from the abyss and helping deliver two titles. what's happened since hasn't been all his fault. players get old and lose certain abilities. it happened to pau rather rapidly, and that coincided with some front office missteps and some decline in kobe's game.
i'm sure when i think of gasol years from now, i'll think of that first season, when he helped them come from basically nowhere to get to the finals. even though they lost, that was a really fun year to be a laker fan, and then they got the next two. on top of this, pau hasn't pulled a shaq and badmouthed the organization or other players on the team. he's reacted with class to being blamed for failures and repeatedly put on the trading block.
so, i guess i'll remember him fondly, or, in other words, being a huge cog in two title runs buys you a lot of fan loyalty from me.