Friday, March 19, 2010

Freeze Frame.

Just another day in Redondo Beach...
From the L.A. Times:

Strange 24 hours for Pau Gasol.
The Lakers forward battled tonsillitis and Spanish paparazzi, the former prompting a call to a doctor and the latter prompting a call to police officers.
Gasol did not practice Thursday, a day after calling the Redondo Beach Police Department because he was tailed by an unfamiliar car he initially thought was driven by paparazzi.
"They had laid in wait for him for a while and then when they didn't take any pictures of him when they had the chance and followed him after that, he thought there was something nefarious on their mind," said Redondo Sgt. Phil Keenan.
Gasol, a Redondo Beach resident, called a Lakers security official and was told to drive to the police department, where he provided a description of the car that was following him. Officers found the car parked nearby and questioned its two inhabitants, who were Spanish. They provided the kicker to the story.
"The shot of him alone was not what they were looking for," Keenan said. "What they were looking for were shots with him and his girlfriend."
Gasol is dating Silvia Lopez Castro, who has appeared on reality TV in Spain. Gasol is a national icon in Spain, having led the Spanish basketball team to a recent run of international success, including a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.
"He was concerned it was something more than paparazzi and when he found out it was paparazzi, he was fairly relieved," Keenan said.

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