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Did Pau Gasol Confirm Off-Court Issue with Girlfriend, Kobe?

It’s been a long month for Pau Gasol, and it looks like the summer will be even longer. On Friday we passed along a report saying Pau Gasol’s girlfriend broke up with him and that Pau was blaming Kobe’s wife for it. When asked about the report, Pau expressed dismay over the “lies” and Kobe said his wife barely knew Pau’s girlfriend.

Now that the Lakers were embarrassingly swept out the playoffs and went down dishonorably, Gasol seems to have opened up about some of the issues. From Bill Plaschke’s column in the LA Times:

“I have to learn from this,” Gasol said. ”I have to learn that when something happens off the court, you have to keep it off the court.”

He was referring to the report that he stopped talking to Bryant during the postseason because Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, had contributed to the breakup of Gasol and his longtime girlfriend. Lakers fans will remember that Karl Malone once publicly accused Vanessa of interfering with his personal life in a similar fashion.

As if that wasn’t enough, Marc Spears wrote at Yahoo! that “Pau Gasol … seemed to confirm reports that he was bothered by off-the-court issues. “I’m going to look back and see everything that’s been going on,” he said. “Try to handle it better. And whatever goes on, on or off the floor, just try to keep it that way and not let it affect anything that goes on on the floor.”

You could argue that Pau Gasol’s off-court issue was “lies” about his personal life, but why would an erroneous report cause an issue for him? That wouldn’t make sense. The only logical conclusion is that Pau is confirming there were some off-court problems going on with him. The only question is whether or not the issue was a problem with Kobe, a problem with his girlfriend, or both.

Additionally, something else to ponder, for what it’s worth, is this tweet from Scott and BR who form the morning team on Double X sports radio in San Diego “Kobe Bryant should be ashamed, you NEVER tell you wife your friend is cheating, especially KOBE who we all know is not an angel!”

It’s up to you to believe what you want at this point, but the doubt over the truth regarding the initial report seems to be dissipating.

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Previous stories:
Pau Gasol carrying a purse err man-bag
Are Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant fighting over girl trouble?
Pau Gasol disappointed with ‘lies’ about girlfriend problems
Phil Jackson gets physical with Pau Gasol during timeout



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  • Edan Aharony

    I don’t
    get Pau. Even
    if he did break with his girlfriend it shouldn’t interfere with his on court
    performance. For crying out loud, he’s a professional and gets millions of $’s
    a year. It’s not like he got divorced and his wife just cleaned him and took
    his kids away which in that case I would I understand a diminishing
    performance. Edan aharony.

  • Anonymous

    I completely disagree with you.

    -Tiger Woods

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UO6BTOJFNKQ2RULVPBUV6DBWJU Gellin

    Kobe ..a real black mamba… as always a poison on the team. Phil said it former players say it. Yeah , Pau will never trust him. A good foreign born girl is better than Kobe’s money-grubbing harlet

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UO6BTOJFNKQ2RULVPBUV6DBWJU Gellin

    Kobe ..a real black mamba… as always a poison on the team. Phil said it former players say it. Yeah , Pau will never trust him. A good foreign born girl is better than Kobe’s money-grubbing harlet

  • http://profiles.google.com/wickeddog1 ismael Vasquez

    Wickeddog,Who cares, Lakers are tired from winning for many years. 3 straight final appearances, that takes a lot from you mentally. You can see it in their body language that they were ready to go into their nice vacation homes somewhere in the world. Also, I did notice Kobe and Paul were distracted. IDK

  • http://www.facebook.com/NastyDevilDog Neiko Thomas

    If your profession is to go out and win games and bring home a championship, I give a damn how many playoff appearances you’ve had. A real champion would never miss an oppurtunity to A. Re-affirm why he/she is a champion and B. Defend it. That’s like one of my Marines telling me he can’t shoot his rifle striaght because he’s arguing with his girlfriend. Really? Leave that other nonsense off the court and do your job. To perform well despite the on-goings of your co-workers is just a professional courtesy. Next time, keep your girl away from these gold-diggers kickin’ nonsense in your girls ear. You should know what they’re about from the beginning. I’m jus’ sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/d2dz TDzo

    pinche vieja metiche la esposa de kobe, aparte de racista es metiche, deberia de tener alguna actividad para no tener tiempo libre y meterse en lo que no le importa.. si ella no es feliz en su vida que deje ser feliz a los demas

  • http://twitter.com/d2dz TDzo

    pinche vieja metiche la esposa de kobe, aparte de racista es metiche, deberia de tener alguna actividad para no tener tiempo libre y meterse en lo que no le importa.. si ella no es feliz en su vida que deje ser feliz a los demas

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFV2OZLVEAE7G7MPU5O5UKIOOA Bakla

    Pau is a faggot

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFV2OZLVEAE7G7MPU5O5UKIOOA Bakla

    pau is a faggot

  • ShawnCurtisLacey

    When a girlfriend walks away from a filthy rich basketball player, there are some serious issues she is not tell us. For her to come forth and tell why would probably make him look really bad. Playing basketball is one thing but his personality is another. No real woman would take abuse of any kind. Surely, she did not leave because he simply loved her too much! He is blaming God, Kobe, the girlfriend, Kobe’s wife and probably everyone else. This is a Tell Tale sign that he is an abusers. It is NEVER their fault!