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Pau Gasol & Jordan Farmar among NBA players to donate money for Haiti relief

January 22, 2010 |  4:21 pm

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Lakers forward Pau Gasol has plenty of incentive to play well tonight against the New York Knicks, beyond just bouncing back from a disappointing performance that included two missed shots and two missed free throws in the fourth quarter of a 93-87 loss to Cleveland.

Through Wasserman Media Group, Gasol plans to donate $1,000 per point he scores tonight for Haiti relief efforts. Meanwhile, Lakers guard Jordan Farmar has donated an undetermined amount for the cause as well.

Gasol and New York Knicks' Danilo Gallinari will participate in a photo opportunity with former President Bill Clinton, who is at tonight's game to discuss the joint effort between him and former President George W. Bush organizing a Haiti relief fund as the country has suffered since Jan. 12 from a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.  

A total of 47 NBA players with the sports agency are donating money, and eight of them are paying through a per-point system during tonight's games.

People can continue to donate through the Clinton Bush Haiti relief fund.

--Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers power forward Pau Gasol grabs a rebound over Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas in the first quarter Thursday night. Credit: Phil Masturzo / Akron Beacon Journal.


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