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Beards are the new black.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson's and Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden's beards are so popular that each has its own respective fan-run Twitter account, collectively totaling 32,137 followers. Heck, even the Red Sox are offering promotions for showing off your beard.
Given the current state of beard-sanity, it only made sense, then, for Pau and Marc Gasol to settle a bet by shaving their favorite facial accessory. Earlier in the summer, the star Spaniard centers made a wager on a competition they were having to promote their charity, The Gasol Foundation.
The bet pitted two groups of Memphis-based kids against one another, each coached by a different Gasol brother, to see which group could cumulatively lose the most weight. The kids were all given Nike+ Fuel Bands to track their progress over the eight-week competition. Apparently, Pau's team lost.
"It's something me and Marc wanted to do for a while," the elder Gasol told insidesocal.com. "We were looking for a way to use our abilities off the court to do good for the community and we feel this was the best way for us to give back. It's a good way for us to help kids around the world."
Pau posted a video of his clean-shaven face to Twitter, but that isn't all there is. Click over to his YouTube channel to see the other six videos, including Pau lathering up and shaving his grizzly neck beard. Check out the final product in the video below.
Done! What do you think? It's been 9 years since I shaved!!! #GasolFoundation @GasolFoundation . http://t.co/THYovYTN01
-- Pau Gasol (@paugasol) September 12, 2013
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It is hard to imagine that someone can go nine years without shaving their beard, and it is even harder to imagine how weird it must feel now that it is gone. Pau Gasol of the Lakers can explain both feelings as he shaved his beard on Thursday for the first time in nine years after losing a bet to his brother Mark. The best part is that he did it in support of the Gasol Foundation...
Pau Gasol has been bearded for quite a while now. Sure, when he arrived in Los Angeles he tamed it a little, but we haven’t seen a clean shaven Pau for quite some time. Until today, that is.
Pau lost a bet with his brother Marc, and he paid it off by shaving off his beard. This wasn’t just some silly wager between two brothers, though: it was all in aid of the Gasol Foundation...
Unless you are up with your Gasol brother knowledge, you probably didn’t hear about a bet between Marc and Pau regarding “The Healthy Competition”.
The Healthy Competition is a project from the Gasol Foundation that helps Memphis-area middle schoolers try to live a more healthy life.
The terms of the bet was this: each of the brothers captained a team of middle schoolers and...
Marc Gasol is expecting Dave Joerger to quicken the pace of the Memphis Grizzlies' offense in the upcoming season, and the two have spoken about a more up-tempo style.
"Coach Joerger has been there for six years," Gasol said. "He knows us pretty well. He knows how we play. He knows us personally, how we like to play basketball. He, of course, wants to push the...
If you as me. this was long overdue.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, had this unsightly beard/neck beard thing going on for nine years, and according to a story via Slam Online, he had to shave it after losing a bet to his brother for a good cause.
This summer, Pau and Marc Gasol hosted their first annual Healthy Competition with their organization. The brothers’ Gasol...
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Lakers’ Pau Gasol shaved his beard for the first time in nine years on Thursday after losing a bet to his brother Mark in support of Gasol Foundation. The bet was over which brother could initiate better ‘healthy living’ for several middle schoolers in the Memphis and Los Angeles area middle schoolers.
Pau Gasol is a man of his word. The Lakers forward shaved his beard for the first time in nine years Thursday after losing a bet, regarding The Gasol Foundation, to brother, Marc Gasol.
Marc Gasol had 32 points and 10 rebounds, but Italy beat two-time defending champion Spain 86-81 in overtime at the European basketball championship on Monday.
Italy overcame a 15-point deficit to earn the win, after Luigi Datome made a layup at the buzzer in regulation to force overtime.
Also, Croatia knocked out Greece with a 92-88 victory in double OT.
The loss meant little...
Beards are the new black.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson‘s and Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden‘s beards are so popular that each has it’s own respective fan-run Twitter account, collectively totaling 32,137 followers. Heck, even the Red Sox are offering promotions for showing off your beard. Given the current state of beard-sanity, it only made sense,...
In case you didn't know, EuroBasket 2013 is in full effect out in Slovenia and has already given basketball fans some fantastic games, insane highlights and upsets.
From Germany upsetting the heavily favored French team to Slovenia handing the surprising Italian team their first loss, EuroBasket 2013 has been one great tournament and a solid avenue to catch pro-basketball...