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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

This week: Pau Gasol & the L.A Lakers in Barcelona

Barcelona, the Europe´s basketball champions, will play the Los Angeles Lakers on October 7th. The big attraction (and I mean real big) will be Pau Gasol, the Lakers all-star center who was the star of his hometown Barcelona team for many years before going to the NBA.
The American press has called Pau the Lakers player in the post season, even better than Kobe Bryant!
Gone are the days when he was called "too soft"! The legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pau's personal trainer and guru, is in Barcelona these days and says: "The game will be spectacular. Barcelona is the champion of Europe and the Lakers who I hope will be the champions of the NBA".
Another attraction for NBA fans is Ricky Rubio, Barcelona's super young point guard, who was drafted in the first round but chose to stay in Barcelona to improve his skills. The Palau San Jordi will be rocking.
If you are interested in seeing America's best versus Europe's best you can buy your tickets here.

By Michael Oudyn

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