Pau Gasol Is the Big Story for the Lakers 

From the Los Angeles Times: Pau Gasol didn't play, but it didn't matter. He was still the story of the day.

While much of Los Angeles was asleep Sunday morning, Gasol spoke at a crowded news conference at 7:30 a.m. PST, 90 minutes before the Lakers played the Washington Wizards here.

The first several questions and answers were in Spanish, but it was still easy for non-Spanish speakers to discern Gasol's happiness, if not relief, to be with the Lakers instead of the Memphis Grizzlies, who traded him to L.A. on Friday.

"The best part is that right away I will have a chance to win," he said in flawless English. "We have the opportunity to go out there and accomplish something great and something special."

Read more here.

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