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Gasol Was Well Received at Chavez Ravine

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LA Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke wrote an article describing the lackluster reaction of Laker Nation last night as Pau Gasol made his first appearance of the season. Coming off a hamstring injury that sidelined the Spaniard for the first eleven games of the season, Gasol was back to his usual self, contributing 24 points and 13 rebounds in a 108-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Plaschke felt the crowd did not give Gasol the welcome he deserved. Watching the game at home, I noticed a similar reaction. I think I know why.