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Mike Brown jokingly asks Pau Gasol to feed bad food to Marc

March 25, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Brothers Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies and Pau Gasol of the Lakers line up for free throws.
Brothers Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies and Pau Gasol of the Lakers line up for… (Lori Shepler / Associated…)

Whenever the Lakers play the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol follows a customary routine with brother Marc, Memphis' starting center.

The brother in the host city treats the other to dinner before or after the game, a custom Lakers Coach Mike Brown jokingly has asked Pau to follow with a certain spice. 

"I keep trying to tell Pau to invite Marc over to cook something and put something in his food," Brown said an hour before the Lakers-Grizzlies game on Sunday. "Put something that will give him the runs so he can't play the whole game and has to continually run back and forth to the bathroom. See if that helps out.

"Pau seems to abide to it at times, but Pau is a nice guy. I know he loves his brother, so he probably tells me he's going to do it and then he doesn't do it."

It's safe to presume Pau wouldn't dare follow Brown's advice. He's even said he and his brother go to great lengths to avoid trash talking with each other both about their own performance and the game's outcome.

But if Marc abruptly leaves the game and heads toward the entrance tunnel, we'll know Pau had a change of heart.

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