What better way to celebrate the end of one of the most uncertain times in your career? Over the past few weeks — and even before the season began — Pau Gasol has had to deal with trade rumor after trade rumor, only to remain with the Lakers as the NBA trade deadline passed on Thursday. Although Gasol told reporters he napped through all the rumors last week and did his best to not worry, the fact that he is still a Laker must be a huge relief.
On Thursday at the “Playlist for the A-List” event in Los Angeles — an event which Gasol helped raise money for as an ambassador for UNICEF — the Lakers’ big man got up on stage and belted out some tunes. As you can see, he chose to perform The Fray’s “How to Save a Life.” His voice leaves a lot to be desired, but Pau’s stage presence gives him a pass in my book. Gasol has had a rough enough week. He doesn’t need us going Simon Cowell on him.
Thanks to Ball Don’t Lie for the video