Gasol is L.A.’s sportsman of the year

Congrats to big Pau!

ESPN: Laker Pau Gasol will receive the 2009 sportsman of the year award at the L.A. Sports Awards on Feb. 19 at L.A. Live.

The award, given by the Los Angeles Sports Council, honors “the local male athlete whose performance and character best exemplified the ideals of sportsmanship during the calendar year.” The council will also name a sportswoman, coach, and sports executive of the year.

Previous L.A. sportsmen of the year are: USC’s Matt Leinart (200); Clipper Elton Brand (2006); the Galaxy’s David Beckham (2007); and Laker Kobe Bryant (2008).

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  • Batz

    Great for Gasol really, I still believe Kobe should’ve got it but Gasol really makes this team great and it’s about time he got awarded for it.

  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    Pau deserves this in every way. Congratulations Pau!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    he`s also the lakers MVP this year!

  • Kb_24mvp

    Congrats!

  • TheFiasco

    Pau is a fine, young gentleman