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Pau Gasol hasn't committed to exhibition games in Australia

6a00d8341c506253ef0134828f7635970c-320wiContrary to a report from the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun, Lakers forward Pau Gasol hasn't committed to playing in three exhibition games sometime this year at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, according to a person close to Gasol who wasn't authorized to speak about it publicly.

Gasol has spent his summer playing with the Spanish national team in preparation for the European Championships  running from Aug. 31 to Sept. 18 in Lithuania. Gasol isn't considering any other ventures, the person said, until the tournament's completion.


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Photo: Lakers forward Pau Gasol, playing for Spain, dunks in front of China's Yao Ming during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Credit: Dusan Vranic / Associated Press

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