Jump to content




Photo

Gasol on photo controversy: “You should’ve seen our other ideas!"


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 MDI

MDI

    Jesus Fan

  • 35,947 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:Irvine
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted August 17, 2008 - 01:29 PM

LINK


Gasol on photo controversy: “You should’ve seen our other ideas!

BEIJING, CHINA — If you were offended by the recent photograph of the Spanish basketball team “slanting” their eyes to mimic the way Chinese people look, Pau Gasol wants you to know that it could have been a lot worse.

“If they were offended by that, then they really would have been pissed off by some of our other ideas,” Gasol told SSNN about the recent photo. “We had one, in particular, where we were all in blackface – you know, ’cause of the new Robert Downey Jr. movie. Anyway, if the slanty-eyes thing pissed people off, imagine how mad they’d have been about blackface!”

Gasol said the whole drama is just a big misunderstanding.

“People don’t get it,” Gasol said. “We on the Spanish basketball team, we meant no harm. It’s just that we’re incredible, amazing racists – some of the most unbelievable racists you’ve ever seen. I guess people just have different views about things like that.”

Gasol also mentioned that there was a proposed photo that would have involved people from Latin America – all he would reveal is that it involved the use of bananas for purposes other than eating. He also indicated that the team had a bunch of other ideas that would carry the concept of the photograph out into the public eye.

“If we played the U.S. in the finals, we were thinking about coming out wearing confederate flags, you know?” Gasol said. “That would be a hoot!”

Gasol said the controversy is making him rethink his views on the world.

“It’s a really sad situation that certain people have these viewpoints that are so behind-the-times,” he said. “But, not all people can be as cool as the Spanish are, laughing at history and people’s funny faces. Hopefully, though, this will be an opportunity for the Americans and Chinese to catch up a bit with the times… You know, modernize.”


9u6kvo.png

 

Props to sidthekid871


#2 SaintNicholasVanExel

SaintNicholasVanExel

    "Dont put that kind of pressure on him."

  • 3,271 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:The 909
  • Name:Tim
  • Fan Since:Birth
  • Fav. Laker:Terry Teagle

Posted August 17, 2008 - 02:00 PM

Allllmost got me.

#3 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,684 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 17, 2008 - 02:07 PM

Ha, Ha.
Posted Image

#4 L.A.K.E.R

L.A.K.E.R

    Gomu Gomu

  • 14,812 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Name:Shamim
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted August 17, 2008 - 02:23 PM

For a moment I thought that was true...

#5 KGB

KGB

    To be the greatest

  • 202 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:the lakers universe
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson

Posted August 17, 2008 - 03:56 PM

Am I missing something? Or is the whole spanish team really racist? ;)

#6 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted August 17, 2008 - 04:02 PM

Am I missing something? Or is the whole spanish team really racist? ;)


No, you're missing something.
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#7 KGB

KGB

    To be the greatest

  • 202 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:the lakers universe
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson

Posted August 17, 2008 - 04:07 PM

No, you're missing something.

What?

#8 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted August 17, 2008 - 04:47 PM

What?


You asked, Am I missing something, or is the whole Spanish team racist?

I said, no, you're missing something.
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#9 L.A.K.E.R

L.A.K.E.R

    Gomu Gomu

  • 14,812 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Name:Shamim
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted August 17, 2008 - 07:10 PM

What?


Ever think about clicking on the link above the quoted text from the site? :nervous:

Edited by L.A.K.E.R, August 17, 2008 - 07:12 PM.


#10 Vudoo

Vudoo

    Vlad's Warm Fleece Blanket

  • 368 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Laguna Niguel, California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted August 17, 2008 - 08:57 PM

Ever think about clicking on the link above the quoted text from the site? :nervous:


You needed the link to tell? :nervous:
My computer is broken so I'm not on as much...


#11 L.A.K.E.R

L.A.K.E.R

    Gomu Gomu

  • 14,812 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Name:Shamim
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted August 17, 2008 - 09:08 PM

You needed the link to tell? :nervous:


Not really, it was all pretty fishy to be honest. Though it never hurts to check :nervous:

#12 KGB

KGB

    To be the greatest

  • 202 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:the lakers universe
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson

Posted August 17, 2008 - 09:28 PM

You asked, Am I missing something, or is the whole Spanish team racist?

I said, no, you're missing something.

No no I meant what as in what am I missing. I can see it is satire now but I don't know their characters and I kinda assumed it was real. I saw people haha-ing and I checked to see if the link matched what was posted and I skimmed it and it did. I guess I should have paid more attention :nervous:

#13 KGB

KGB

    To be the greatest

  • 202 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:the lakers universe
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson

Posted August 17, 2008 - 09:30 PM

Ever think about clicking on the link above the quoted text from the site? :nervous:

I did click the link and the exact word were posted here. If this is satire then it's pretty stupid. And even if it is how do we know for sure. Why am I the only one lost!?!?! :nervous:

#14 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,684 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 18, 2008 - 01:36 AM

I did click the link and the exact word were posted here. If this is satire then it's pretty stupid. And even if it is how do we know for sure. Why am I the only one lost!?!?! ;)



Are you still asking if this is real? We know it's not. I think you really are lost. :lol: :P

Edited by netlord, August 18, 2008 - 01:36 AM.

Posted Image

#15 gcclaker

gcclaker

    I Bleed Purple And Gold!

  • 750 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Laker Universe
  • Fan Since:The Glory Days of Showtime
  • Fav. Laker:Michael Cooper DPOY 1987

Posted August 18, 2008 - 08:23 AM

It's satire...mildly amusing and I'm being generous. The flap is over but knowing people with pens it has to be kept alive for them to put food on their table. It is nothing more than a dumb idea meant as homage or a silly joke gone bad.
Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.
-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

#16 Cookie

Cookie

    "C" is NOT for Cookie!!

  • 6,278 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Irvine, CA
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bean Bryant

Posted August 18, 2008 - 08:32 AM

WOW,im a dumbbutt i fell for it.

Posted Image


#17 KGB

KGB

    To be the greatest

  • 202 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:the lakers universe
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson

Posted August 18, 2008 - 01:03 PM

Are you still asking if this is real? We know it's not. I think you really are lost. :lol: :rock:

Well I mean I know it's fake now but it's pretty stupid if you ask me. It's not like 100% for sure sarcasm because it would actually kind of be possible. Dumb attempt at sarcasm.

#18 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,684 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 19, 2008 - 01:32 AM

Well I mean I know it's fake now but it's pretty stupid if you ask me. It's not like 100% for sure sarcasm because it would actually kind of be possible. Dumb attempt at sarcasm.



yeah, just have to look at the name of the webpage, and you know news is going to be stupid...
Posted Image

#19 Imadogg

Imadogg

    Rookie

  • 0 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008

Posted August 19, 2008 - 04:21 AM

It's satire...mildly amusing and I'm being generous. The flap is over but knowing people with pens it has to be kept alive for them to put food on their table. It is nothing more than a dumb idea meant as homage or a silly joke gone bad.

Lol yea pretty dumb.

And I was pretty surprised to see people saying they believed this. Um, I hate you guys.

Jk, but now I know who some of the most gullible people in the world are.

You woulda thought the "this is satire", or hell, the thread title itself, would give it away before even clicking on the thread.



Btw if this is real then I hate Pau

#20 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,684 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 19, 2008 - 05:56 AM

Btw if this is real then I hate Pau



:lol:
Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users