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Lakers Star Dribbles Around Chinese Insult

10/14/2008 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

At 7ft tall, L.A. Laker Pau Gasol was hard to miss in that offensive Spanish Olympic basketball team pic, but when we tried asking about it, he played dumb -- in two different languages.
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1.

Mr.Jones    

He probably feels like an ass. At least I hope he does anyways.

2113 days ago
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sheesh    

yeah right. you probably don't know any spanish people or have not lived in spain... these people my friend are the most racist, politically incorrect people on earth. He probably doesn't even understand what is wrong with the picture or don't acknowledges it just out of stubbornness. They can be very ignorant too. Ronaldiho, Etoo (foreigner superstar players that played in spanish soccer league) have had to suffer a lot of racism by Spanish people calling them the N word and dissing them just so OPENLY because of their race, Like the most natural thing in the world, Also formula uno pilot Lewis Hamilton has suffered racism the worst being of four spectators at the track with blacked-up faces and gorilla masks wearing T-shirts bearing the phrase “Hamilton’s family”. That was in Catalonia were racism is even more palpable...

2113 days ago
3.

Mike    

I doesnt matter... Lakers = 2009 NBA champs Nuff Said!

2113 days ago
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#645732 - Cell Block H    

Yeah, two languages. English and monkey.

2113 days ago
5.

CoCo    

Dumbass Spaniards!

2113 days ago
6.

ACLU member    

I think he is very dumb and the Lakers should trade his ass back to Spain! Yao Ming is the man!

2113 days ago
7.

Laureen    

@ #4 & #5
You hypocrite's! You both sound like raciest's. Just listen to your dumbass's!

2113 days ago
8.

Barfalufugus    

Wow, he's stupid in two languages.

2113 days ago
9.

yo    

Hay que ser subnormal para pensar que ese anuncio era ofensivo y racista

Mirad vuestro puñetero pais, que esta hecho un cristo, y luego hablais de los demas

Payasos

2112 days ago
10.

antimental    

This happened three months ago. Glad you are keeping on top of things TMZ... NOT! He's already apologized back then so get over it you morons. Anyway the intent wasn't to be offensive, although idiots will scream about how the intent doesn't matter. Hell the Chinese didn't view it a big deal either, try looking up some news articles from this incident. As a matter of fact the Spanish national team was sponsored by a Chinese company, and they didn't find it offensive. The only people getting worked up over it are white people with a case of "white man's burden" syndrome. This is just an attempt to make a great player and a great guy look bad, he's one of the very few NBA players who aren't sleazy... unlike a few of his teammates. He's the only reason I give a s*** about the Lakers because they weren't much of anything last season until they got him in a trade.

2112 days ago

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