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Pau Gasol finds peace, good stats in change of scenery
Pau Gasol finds peace, good stats in change of scenery

He lived what seemed like 99 lives as a Laker, Pau Gasol going from the Pau Gasoft who couldn't handle the rugged Boston Celtics to the Boom-Boom Pau who helped deliver back-to-back NBA championships. Then came the Pout Gasol years, and who could blame him, considering trades real and imagined always had Gasol wondering whether he had played his final game as a Laker? He finally did in April, the end to a historically bad season serving as the prelude to his departure from Los Angeles after 5 1/2 years. The Chicago Bulls offered less money than the Lakers did this summer in free agency, and the veteran center was elated to take them up on the pay cut if it meant no more...

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