Pau Gasol is still pretty miffed about the treatment his Spanish countryman Rudy Fernandez received from the judges in the Slam Dunk contest at the All Star game.
I playfully asked him if he and Rudy would be working on their tandem dunk for next season’s contest while the Lakers were in Portland — Gasol says they never were able to practice before this year’s contest — and he laughed.
“I don’t know if he’ll be willing to again,” Gasol said. “He was screwed this year. So you can be screwed once, but if you can avoid it and prevent it, don’t get screwed twice.”