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With final block, Gasol says it all

Without complaint, Lakers' man in the middle makes others deal with rejection

Originally Published: February 10, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Even when Pau Gasol takes more shots than normal, plays more aggressively than normal and stays engaged in the action until the very last second to preserve a Los Angeles Lakers overtime victory over the Boston Celtics, he still won't come out and make bold proclamations.

Big talk isn't his thing, despite his bilingual fluency. So if he's angry that he was left off the Western Conference All-Star team, you'll just have to interpret his observation that, "It's surprising that they ...

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