It's hard to imagine Pau Gasol fat.
But the lanky 7-foot Lakers forward worries about how he will keep healthy once his playing days are over.
"A lot of players gain weight once they quit playing," Gasol said Monday. "I have to think about that too. I don't want to…"
Look like Shaq?
"Well, yeah," he said.
As professional athletes, Gasol, along with Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic, are concerned about health and eating right, which is why they volunteered to take part in Monday's "Fit for Life with the Los Angeles Lakers," a program, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross, which is dedicated to educating area youth on the importance of physical fitness and nutrition in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
The players, along with the Laker girls and nutritionist Nikki Shaw, wife of assistant Brian Shaw, gathered at Mark Twain Elementary in Lawndale to tell the nearly 400 students about eating healthy and staying fit.
During the season, teachers and principals nominated their school to win a "Fit for Life Time-Out" visit from Lakers players, Laker girls and other staff.