PHOTO: Pau Gasol used to look like Eminem

May I have your attention please: Will the real Slim Shady please stand up. Yeah, I’m talking to you too, Steve Blake.

In what has turned out to be a shocking discovery, Pau Gasol used to look like Eminem.

Back when Gasol was a teenager and living in his native Spain, it appears that the big man was either a huge fan of Marshall Mathers or just wanted to stand out in a country full of mainly dark haired individuals.

Or, maybe Pau was just a rebellious teen. Yeah, I like this theory the best I think.

I discovered Pau’s blonde moment last night after Jordan Farmar posted a photo showing a number of his Lakers teammates in their younger years.

After seeing the photo, I knew I’d seen this bleached-haired version of Pau somewhere before.


It would be cool if Pau brought back the bleached look this season. Or maybe he could just bleach his beard this time. Either way, it’s definitely something he should think about.

Maybe Steve Nash could get in on the act, too.

Back in the day, Nash had dyed hair and looked like a member of the Backstreet Boys.


Dirk Nowitzki could get involved as well if he’s interested. They could form a trio called “The Immigrants” or something.

Pau Band just got a whole lot more interesting…

Written by Ross Pickering

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