Pau Gasol is one of the hot names in this morning’s sports highlight cycle after his Lakers won their cross-city matchup against the Clippers last night. This Battle of L.A. featured a brief disagreement among stars after Gasol placed his hand on Chris Paul’s head, an act that Paul immediately responded to in kind. He didn’t appreciate being treated like a child, or something.
I found the act and react photos rather humorous, as I often do with pictures involving Gasol.
And this got me to thinking…
Few athletes have as many unintentionally hilarious pictures of themselves floating around the Internet as Gasol does. He’s a great player, one of the best big men of his era (side note: I was pissed that he’s not available for Friday’s DraftStreet freeroll tournament — join here, it’s free, $200 in cash prizes on the line), but the guy is just goofy looking and his more exuberant moments feature some very funny facial expressions.
He’s like the Spanish Chris Bosh.
So here are my favorite unintentionally hilarious Pau Gasol pictures, presented in no particular order…except the last one.
This picture is from our friends at The Sports Hernia, which they titled thusly: “Pau Gasol to miss Game 3 after maddening eruption in anal cavity.”
Sounds about right.
As for this next picture, via Yahoo Sports, I literally laughed out loud when I came across this one in Google Images. I believe the proper Interwebs descriptions for this is, When you see it…
And how can you not love this picture? I miss Yao.
And if Pau thought he could wear a shirt like this at any time in his life and not have it live in Internet infamy, well he was wrong.
Same goes for turtlenecks. Sorry Pau, but turtleneck pictures will always come back to haunt you.
Which reminds me of a certain picture of myself from back in the day in which I’m wearing a Dan Marino jersey over a white turtleneck and garish Zubaz pants. Thank goodness that is only hanging on the wall in my parents’ house and not floating around the web. For now…
And though we’re having a few chuckles at Pau’s expense in this post, he should know that it’s done with the utmost respect and admiration for his game and on-court passion. Remember, he is a champion a couple of times over.
Not sure much commentary is needed for the rest of these, and we’ll kick it off with a four-pic montage of Screaming Pau. As they say on 1310 The Ticket…Pau Pau! Pau Pau!
And last but certainly least, my all time favorite picture of Pau Gasol. I will neither confirm nor deny that this picture was Photoshopped. I find it far more entertaining to pretend it was not.
Did I miss any? Let me know below.