Coincidence or cosmic? 

Just last Saturday, the University of Memphis lost to UCLA in the NCAA tournament’s Oakland Regional final, a stark reminder of what happened 33 years earlier, when the Bruins beat the Tigers for the national championship. In that 1973 title game, a center who would later gain fame for his beard — Bill Walton — scored 44 points.

Fast forward to the present (okay, Tuesday night), when a bearded center for the Memphis Grizzlies — Pau Gasol — scored a franchise record 44 points at FedExForum. Why not celebrate our Barcelona bull’s big night with a visit to his personal website?

We particularly liked the charming Spanglish text. A sample: ast two weeks through that Pau Gasol is living it seems that it has no limits. Throughout this week Pau has turned into the maximum rebounder of Memphis Grizzlies´ history. ... These 44 points, it is also a Grizzlies´ scoring record, no player dressing the Memphis T-shirt had... See what we mean?

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