Lakers tweet out Mother’s Day greetings

Lakers center Pau Gasol, left, speaks with teammate Jordan Hill on the bench during a game against the Utah Jazz in April.
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While the Clippers battled the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon, a number of vacationing Lakers took time to post Mother’s Day messages on Twitter.

“I’m very fortunate to have the mother I have. To all the mothers in the world, have a very happy #MothersDay!! #WonderfulMom” tweeted Pau Gasol (@paugasol).

Gasol will become a free agent in July.

“Happy Mother’s Day!!! Blessed to have such a great mother in my life!” wrote Jodie Meeks (@Jmeeks20), who just graduated Saturday from the University of Kentucky, five years after leaving the school for the NBA.


“Mothers make the world go ‘round...” tweeted veteran guard Steve Nash (@SteveNash).

Rookie Ryan Kelly (@RyanKelly34) wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day to the smartest, hardest working, and most caring woman I know, my momma. Love…"

Point guard Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) tweeted, “Love you mommy,” and included a photo on Instagram.

Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) even got into the spirit of the day, while receiving greetings herself as the matriarch of the franchise.

“Happy #MothersDay to all the moms! Especially to my beautiful mom Jo Ann. Thinking of you grandmas Lois & Jessie. Love to you all xo”

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