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#1 Majesty

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 10:54 PM

Pau Gasol is a man renewed, as he calls himself a ‘beast’ that feels ‘pretty good’

Spain forward/center and NBA All-Star Pau Gasol might be working as a decided underdog in the men's basketball tourney in this summer's Olympic run, but that hasn't stopped the versatile big man from putting together an offseason regimen that has the two-time NBA champion and Spanish team mainstay from thinking rather highly of himself. Higher than the big fella's already-impressive frame, and high enough that notoriously tough Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant has taken notice. From Reuters:

Bryant said the 7-foot (2.13m), 32-year-old Gasol looked stronger, absorbing contact and pushing back in an impressive display that boded well for future Lakers' success.
"I'm a beast," Gasol told Reuters. "Yeah, I feel pretty good. I feel strong."

Yeah, you're a beast, Pau. About damn time.


Gasol has always been a beast in international play, and for the most part acted mostly beastly during his celebrated time with the Lakers. The 2011-12 season, however, was a different and nastier beast — one that was at times too tough to watch.

Pau struggled during the regular season as he adapted to new coach Mike Brown's Bryant-centric offense, with his turnovers spiking in comparison to his last year under former coach Phil Jackson in 2010-11. And the playoffs, for the second consecutive season, were the biggest worry. Gasol played a frustrated brand of basketball that mixed uneasiness with at-times soft play that angered even his most ardent admirers.
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"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:10 PM

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I really cannot wait till Windu see's this quote. He might toss his computer out the window. Lol

#3 Majesty

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:21 PM

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I really cannot wait till Windu see's this quote. He might toss his computer out the window. Lol



You know that's instantly what I thought when I saw that quote

"hmm.. I wonder what Windu is gonna say.."

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:21 PM

I hope he's a beast this coming season with the Lakers

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Pau hasn't been aggressive the last two seasons, hopefully he can start attacking more and quit being a jump shooter

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:22 PM

I can't picture Pau saying that. :laughing:
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:31 PM

That's a nice suit though... lol.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:36 PM

I'm glad to here Kobe say that and I hope it's true, and I'm glad to here Pau say that too, he needs to be more confident in himself, but I don't want him just to say it, do it.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:41 PM

cmon, Windu, let the [expletive]stom begin. Also, glad to hear Pau is feeling confident.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:43 PM

Lol at everybody waiting for Windu's reaction. :laughing:

Edited by Hey, July 28, 2012 - 11:43 PM.

"You watch anime?"

 

- "Yeah, I just got into it! Just recently, I just started watching Attack on Ti-"

 

"Get away from me, pleb."


#11 Majesty

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:45 PM

Someone needs to create a Meme for next season for a picture of Pau and the words "BUT I'M A BEAST" for whenever he doesn't play beast-like :P

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:56 PM

U cant be a self proclaimed BEAST it has to be bestowed upon u
He is pimpn in that brim tho

Edited by IllWill, July 28, 2012 - 11:57 PM.


#13 Majesty

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 11:58 PM

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Edited by Majesty, July 29, 2012 - 12:03 AM.

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted July 29, 2012 - 12:45 AM

Hope he means it. Gotta play like 08-10 All Star Pau.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:26 AM

Next on FirstTake:

Skip Bayless: "Pau. Gasol. is. soft. I've said it before, I'm saying it again on the record." *raises his right hand, shakes his head* "Tiago Splitter is a better player than him."

Stephen A Smith: " WhaaaAaAat That's OUTRAEGOUS YOU ShOuLd Be AsHaMeD of YoUrSeLf. Pau Gasol is a manchild. He's a beast. Just look at his eyes."

Skip Bayless: "Well, he looks like a llama to me." *hand gestures*

Stephen A Smith: "Oh stop it. Just stop it."

and some more repetition.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:32 AM

Oh [expletive] windu is about to go ape [expletive]

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:50 AM

Next on FirstTake:

Skip Bayless: "Pau. Gasol. is. soft. I've said it before, I'm saying it again on the record." *raises his right hand, shakes his head* "Tiago Splitter is a better player than him."

Stephen A Smith: " WhaaaAaAat That's OUTRAEGOUS YOU ShOuLd Be AsHaMeD of YoUrSeLf. Pau Gasol is a manchild. He's a beast. Just look at his eyes."

Skip Bayless: "Well, he looks like a llama to me." *hand gestures*

Stephen A Smith: "Oh stop it. Just stop it."

and some more repetition.


It's scary how accurate this looks. :laughing:

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:51 AM

Next on FirstTake:

Skip Bayless: "Pau. Gasol. is. soft. I've said it before, I'm saying it again on the record." *raises his right hand, shakes his head* "Tiago Splitter is a better player than him."

Stephen A Smith: " WhaaaAaAat That's OUTRAEGOUS YOU ShOuLd Be AsHaMeD of YoUrSeLf. Pau Gasol is a manchild. He's a beast. Just look at his eyes."

Skip Bayless: "Well, he looks like a llama to me." *hand gestures*

Stephen A Smith: "Oh stop it. Just stop it."

and some more repetition.


You forgot

Stephen A Smith: You are SO Disrespectful!!! SO DISRESPECTFUL!

"Bryant had come to rage against the idea that Howard's clownish disposition could overtake the locker room, the Lakers' culture, and had warned Howard that he would never, ever let it happen." 


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Posted July 29, 2012 - 04:26 AM

unbelievable

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:09 AM

Guy helped deliver 2 championships I hope he can bring us a 3rd!
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