Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Pau finalist for citizenship award
By Dave McMenamin
The list of things Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace have in common expanded by one.
It used to be just:
1. Both play professional basketball
2. Both play pro basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers
Now you can add:
3. Both have been nominated for the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
Gasol was named as one of the four finalists for the award on Tuesday. The distinction is awarded annually to the player, coach or trainer who shows "outstanding service and dedication to the community." The other finalists include Orlando’s J.J. Redick, Dallas’ Jason Terry and Atlanta’s Josh Smith.