Just last Saturday, the University of Memphis lost to UCLA in the NCAA tournaments 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 bulls big night with a visit to his personal website?
We particularly liked the charming Spanglish text. A sample: These last 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?