There have been many RUMORS, and gossip sites reporting (without properly identifying sources) that Pau Gasol is having relationship issues with his girlfriend and that is one of the reasons why he is having a difficult time playing at the top of his game in the 2011 playoffs.
According to the O.C. Register, he suggested that some “media try to do their job the best they can and some try to do that.”
“To me, it’s sad,” Gasol said, “because if there was any truth to it, you deal with it. But when they lie and make up stories, it’s not pleasant.”
There were also rumors swirling around the internet that Kobe Bryant’s wife may have had some kind of discord with Pau Gasol’s girlfriend, causing Kobe and Pau to have some issues. Kevin Ding from the Orange County Register reported the following:
Gasol and the Lakers tip-off Game 4 against the Mavericks today at 12:30 PST.