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Pau Gasol impersonator has his own commercial

February 28, 2011 |  4:00 pm

Had Lakers Coach Phil Jackson known about this venture, perhaps he wouldn't have lamented playing Pau Gasol so many minutes during Andrew Bynum's 24-game absence at the beginning of the season.

Instead of suggesting the Lakers need to acquire a backup center, questioning Bynum's prolonged timetable or needling Gasol altogether, Jackson simply could've hired Pau's impersonator. Lancaster resident Michael Fanter has already made waves with The Times' Lakers blog noting a few Laker fans outside Staples Center believed he was the real deal more than a year ago. But should Jackson find the need to rest up Gasol for the postseason, it might not hurt to view the following commercial below and consult Fanter's website.

-- Mark Medina

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