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Pau Gasol looks forward to nostalgic night in return to Staples Center
Pau Gasol looks forward to nostalgic night in return to Staples Center

Pau Gasol, who left the Lakers and their ongoing soap opera behind when he signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent last summer, said Thursday he was touched to hear that Lakers Coach Byron Scott said fans should give him a standing ovation when he returns to Staples Center on Thursday night for the first time. Gasol, who is averaging 18.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for the Bulls (30-17), said he valued Scott’s suggestion that fans “show him the respect that he deserves” as a two-time champion with the Lakers. “I appreciate it. I think it’s a compliment from Byron and I appreciate his support -- and anybody’s...

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