ESPN's E:60 series devoted a new segment to Pau Gasol and the way his varied on-court game mirrors his varied off-court interests. Piano. Opera. Medicine, even after abandoning his teenage career path as a doctor. Humanitarian efforts. As passionate as Pau is about basketball, it's hardly his only passion. And with the "soft" tag essentially vanquished for good, people can focus on a different, more appropriate label: Renaissance man.
(For those who missed it the first time, Dr. David Skaggs, the spinal surgeon who invited Gasol to observe a procedure, appeared on ESPNLA On Air during the offseason. Give it a listen. Very interesting stuff.)