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Pau Gasol raising money for Philippines; visits L.A. kids' hospital

November 21, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • The Lakers' Pau Gasol, left, and the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig visit a patient while at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The Lakers' Pau Gasol, left, and the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig visit… (Jon Soo Hoo / Los Angeles…)

Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.

"I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on  "I am pledging $1,000 for every point I score at the Lakers game on Friday to The U.S. Fund for UNICEF."

The Lakers host the Golden State Warriors on Friday night at Staples Center.

Gasol received some support from former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

Through 12 games, Gasol is averaging 13 points and 10.7 rebounds a game (but not many charges).

On Tuesday, Gasol visited Children's Hospital Los Angeles with Dodgers star Yasiel Puig.

Puig has become a regular spectator at Lakers games this season.


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