LA Laker fans get ready to see huge numbers in the assist column tonight from Pau Gasol.
Gasol has announced that for every point he scores in tonight’s game against the LA Clippers, he will donate $1,000 to Japan relief efforts.
Okay, we were totally kidding about the assist joke, what Gasol is doing is the best assist we have seen from a sports star yet, and we commend him big time for it!
Gasol told the LA Times: “When a natural disaster like that occurs, it affects us all,” Gasol said of the earthquake and tsunami on that hit Japan on March 11. “You never know where it’s going to happen next. It could happen to somebody close to you, related to you or yourself. The world has to team up.”
We hope tonight that the LA Lakers make Gasol a main focal point of the offense, and Kobe Bryant passes him the ball down low time and time again. We also hope that even if the red hot Lakers are blowing out their shared arena rivals, that coach Phil Jackson leaves Gasol in the game for heavy minutes.
If more NBA stars offered up this type of a deal, a LOT of money could be raised for the disaster relief efforts. Wink wink, Lebron, Dwayne, Kobe, Rose, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, and all you other scorers out there.