Pau Gasol Honored at Staples Center Before Game

Pau Gasol made his return to the Staples Center for the first time since leaving Los Angeles. The All-Star forward received a standing ovation from Lakers fans and was honored with a tribute video before the game. Here is the @paugasol tribute that just played on the @STAPLESCenter videoboard. — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 30, 2015 Gasol helped...
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Jimmy Butler Announced As A Reserve For NBA All-Star Game

Jimmy Butler will play in his first NBA All-Star Game. The 25-year-old guard, who is averaging 20 ppg. and 6 rpg., will join Pau Gasol as the Chicago Bulls representatives in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Chicago's Jimmy Butler has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian […] The post Jimmy Butler Announced As A Reserve...
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Pau Gasol remains grateful for years, titles with Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pau Gasol is only back in town for two days and one emotional game at Staples Center. He still cherishes the chance to reconnect with friends from his former life in Los Angeles, where he won two NBA titles with the Lakers and created a legacy that will endure beyond his basketball career. ''So many memories. So many battles,'' Gasol said. ''So many moments that...
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Joakim Noah Willing To Come Off Bench In Order To Play At Center

Although Pau Gasol has been a major success in his first year with the Bulls, things have gone down-hill for Joakim Noah, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. According to Bleacher Reports’ Ric Bucher, Joakim Noah is willing to come off he bench in order to play center instead of power forward. With Noah potentially coming […] The post Joakim Noah Willing To Come Off...
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Report: Tom Thibodeau’s relationship with Bulls front office is ‘beyond repair’

Tom Thibodeau and Chicago Bulls management don’t see eye-to-eye, leading some to believe that this could be the coaches last season in Chicago. From K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: several league sources believe Thibodeau’s relationship with management is beyond repair. And while there are no plans to replace Thibodeau during the season, a mutual parting of the ways...
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Marc Gasol Prioritizes Winning Championship For Free Agency Decision

Pau Gasol believes his brother Marc will prioritize a winning situation when he makes his free agency decision in July. Marc Gasol will be an unrestricted free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies. "Marc wants to win a championship," Pau said. "That's what he's looking for. That's what's most important to him. I don't know if you think the Lakers will be in a position to win a championship...
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Bulls-Lakers Preview

Pau Gasol has led the Chicago Bulls to a victory over his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, once this season. Looking to do it again in his first trip back to Los Angeles, Gasol tries to help the Bulls build on an impressive victory that opened a six-game trip and extend the Lakers' longest skid in 21 seasons Thursday night. Gasol won two NBA titles in six-plus seasons with Los...
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Anthony Davis Racks Up Another Double-Double

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis got his 26th double-double of the year in a 99-74 win over the visiting Sixers. Tallying 32 points and 10 rebounds in spectacular aerial fashion. Davis is now two double-doubles away from surpassing Pau Gasol and Nikola Vucevic (tied at 27) for the league lead. The post Anthony Davis Racks Up Another Double-Double appeared first on Hooped Up.
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The NBA’s Deserving All-Star Game Reserves

(Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The NBA All-Star Game starters were announced today. For the Eastern Conference John Wall-Kyle Lowry-Carmelo Anthony-LeBron James-Pau Gasol were voted in by the fans as starters and for the Western Conference Stephen Curry-Kobe Bryant-Blake Griffin-Anthony Davis-Marc Gasol were voted...
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Chicago Bulls will match any offer to Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler chose to turn down a very lucrative contract offer from the Chicago Bulls this past offseason, and decided to bet on himself. He felt that he could come through with a huge season and earn himself more money. Obviously he bet correctly, and will be making a lot of money this coming offseason. Chicago knows that they cannot afford to let him walk away, and a report...
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Players the Lakers Should Consider Swapping for Picks With Kobe Bryant Done for the Season

Carlos Boozer Boozer was the one veteran the Lakers attempted to bring on to accompany Kobe Bryant and to help fill the hole left by Pau Gasol’s departure.  Unfortunately, with the hopes of playoffs now completely non-exist, it may be time to ship the talent power forward to a contender.  Team’s without talented and veteran big men would be lucky to bring in the hard-working...
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Klay Thompson Scores Record 37 Points In Quarter, Shoots 13-For-13

Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for points in a quarter Friday night against the Sacramento Kings. Thompson shot 13-for-13 in the quarter, including making all nine shots. Thompson finished with 52 points on the night. Take a look at Thompson’s shot-chart from 3rd quarter:Even Pau Gasol was following along from the Bulls plane:   The post Klay Thompson Scores Record 37 Points...
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Pau Gasol’s Rejection Of Tim Duncan Leads To Derrick Rose Fast-Break

NBA All Star Game starter, Pau Gasol, rejected Tim Duncan’s shot attempt during Thursday’s primetime game against the San Antonio Spurs that led to a Derrick Rose transition layup. Chicago looked to be clicking together as a team last night. [Gustavo Vega] The post Pau Gasol’s Rejection Of Tim Duncan Leads To Derrick Rose Fast-Break appeared first on Diehardsport.
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NBA All-Star Game Starters: Gasol Brothers To Square Off In Frontcourt

Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Lowry passed Dwyane Wade and will start alongside Washington Wizards guard John Wall, the first time the East has had two first-time starters at guard...
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Eastern Conference NBA All-Star Starters Named

The Eastern conference All Star starters were named with some new and familiar faces. TNT announced the Eastern conference All Star starters tonight – John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. The 5 starters were voted inf by fans...
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Pau Gasol’s First All-Star Start Will Make History

For the very first time in his illustrious career, Bulls’ Spanish big man Pau Gasol has been named a starter in the All-Star game. Spending his first 13 seasons in the Western Conference, Gasol made four All-Star appearances, but was never voted in as a starter by fans despite all the fanfare that comes with helping the Los Angeles Lakers to two championships.  This is Gasol’s...
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NBA All-Star Game Starters Revealed

The starters for 2015 NBA All-Star Game were reveled this evening on TNT. The highlight of the All-Star game? Both the Gasol brothers starting (and guarding)  each other. Eastern Conference: G: John Wall, Washington Wizards G: Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors F: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers F: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks C: Pau Gasol, Chicago […] The post NBA All-Star Game...
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Pau Gasol Juked The Mess Out Of LeBron James With Pass-Fake

Things didn’t go the way the Bulls would have hoped for during Monday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, however Chicago still had several highlight reel moments. One of them included this pass-fake by Pau Gasol that sent LeBron James searching for the ball. The post Pau Gasol Juked The Mess Out Of LeBron James With Pass-Fake appeared first on Diehardsport.
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As a Rookie, Marc Gasol’s used an unusual tactic to keep a teammate in Memphis

Photo Credit ( If you’re a Memphis Grizzlies fan – you should be counting your lucky stars for Marc Gasol. Not just because he’s a tremendous talent, but because Gasol once went to bat for teammate, and crucial Grizzlies’ cog, Mike Conley, back when Gasol was just a rookie. Conley and Gasol were actually both drafted back in 2007, though Marc didn’t join the...
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Derrick Rose rips Bulls for not being on the same page

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is tired of losing and isn’t holding back anymore. After watching his team lose for the sixth time in the past eight games with a 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, the former MVP let out his frustration. “Everybody has to be on the same page,” Rose said, via “Until then, we’re going to continue...
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Cavs vs Bulls Behind the Box Score: Things are starting to look up

Chicago Bulls (27-16) 94 Cleveland Cavaliers (22-20) 108 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter The Cleveland Cavaliers have certainly had more than their fair share of ups and downs so far this season. There have been some serious struggles against much lesser teams. But on Monday night, the Cavaliers put together one of their most complete...
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Celtics Lose Battle with the Bulls 119 to 103

The Celtics put up a big fight versus the Bulls tonight, but it just wasn’t enough as the fell 119 to 103. This was a battle for four quarters, the C’s really stepped up their game versus a formidable foe. The Bulls played without center Joakim Noah, who had a sprained ankle, which moved former flaker Pau Gasol to the starting center spot. It was Kelly Olynyk ‘headband’ game...
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Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, not Noah and Rose, Bulls stars this year

It’s been reported that the Chicago Bulls will give Jimmy Butler a max contract this offseason. The way he’s played, probably one of the three best two guards in the league, give that man a max contract! Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol need to be the Chicago Bulls All-Star selections this year; not Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. That’s probably been storyline number one this Chicago...
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Grizzlies rout Nets in first matchup with ex-coach Lionel Hollins

  Even with Lionel Hollins gone, the Memphis Grizzlies will always be more force than finesse as long as Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol are around to overpower opponents. Adding Jeff Green gives them a chance to be both. Randolph had 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Grizzlies beat the slumping Brooklyn Nets 103-92 on Wednesday night in their first matchup against their former coach...
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Mo Williams Scores 52 Points Against Pacers

A few nights after Pau Gasol dropped 46 points on the Milwaukee Bucks, a far more unsung player has trumped the Spaniard. In a consummate heat-check...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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