Pivot Points: Pau Gasol’s Return Is More Memorable Than His CSI Performance

November 20th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Laker coach Phil Jackson alluded to the point that he felt Pau Gasol's appearance on CSI: Miami could have contributed to his recent hamstring injury.

When pressed for an explanation, Jackson offered the theory that all the standing around that Gasol did on the set caused his legs to stiffen and tighten up, and when his part called for him to pull a person from a car, he could have been injured then.

After viewing Gasol's small piece on the show, Jackson surmised that Pau would be better off sticking with his night job. After witnessing the clip myself, I am inclined to agree.

His talents are much better suited to the hardwood as his return from an 11-game absence can surely attest. His grand entrance had all the drama and tension of a made-for-Hollywood moment and Gasol didn't fail to disappoint.

With the pulsating noise of a crowd chanting his name in the background, Gasol proceeded to score eight points in a little over one minute and give the impression that he had never been away.

His seamless transition back into the line-up contributed to a thrashing of the defenseless Chicago Bulls in a game that wasn' ...

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