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Video Caption Contest: Pau Gasol sporting a black eye from Game 1 against Phoenix

May 19, 2010 |  9:17 am

Lakers forward Pau Gasol entered the media workroom Tuesday at the Lakers' practice facility sporting a black eye, which Gasol believes is a result of Phoenix forward Grant Hill falling on him in the third quarter of the Lakers' 128-107 Game 1 Western Confernce Finals victory over the Suns. Apparently Shane Battier's scouting reports went beyond detailing how to cover Kobe Bryant and included how to rough up El Spaniard.

I haven't found a video of the actual play online, so anyone who does find it should feel free to pass it along. In the meantime, Gasol's bruise near his right eye was plainly visible. It's not quite on the level of Steve Nash's swollen right eye, a result of Tim Duncan's errant elbow in Game 4 of the Suns-San Antonio semifinals series, but it's still good enough for a video caption contest.

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