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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am  |  49 responses

Marc Gasol Ignores Fastbreak to Check on Injured Tony Parker (VIDEO)

Classy move by the Spaniard.

In an act of great sportsmanship, Marc Gasol made sure that Tony Parker was alright after smacking him in the face with Game 4 hanging in the balance.

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  • dwade flops so hard

    class act. i love me some marc gasol

  • DL

    Respect !

  • Lloyd

    There’s sportsmanship and then there’s stupidity. This leans more towards stupidity.

  • Lloyd

    There’s sportsmanship and then there’s stupidity. This leans more towards stupidity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.williams1 Dev

    That wasnt stupid just the highest of respect and honor

  • LP @ThisisEther

    exactly….Alll i saw was a guy down 8 in a win-or-die game trotting back on offense….it wasn’t like he was in labor or his leg was broken in half like the Louisville kid….only reason to stay back was to avoid a potential wide open layup…..When the play stops, then check on tony.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    exactly….Alll i saw was a guy down 8 in a win-or-die game trotting back on offense….it wasn’t like he was in labor or his leg was broken in half like the Louisville kid….only reason to stay back was to avoid a potential wide open layup…..When the play stops, then check on tony.

  • Lloyd

    Your team is down in a close out game and you accidentally foul an opposing player who goes down. Marc Gasol didn’t do anything bad and he didn’t get a foul called against him. He should’ve run back and finished the play. Know what else is respectable and honourable? Explaining it was an accident and apologizing the next dead ball. That doesn’t potentially cost your team a basket.

  • Lloyd

    Your team is down in a close out game and you accidentally foul an opposing player who goes down. Marc Gasol didn’t do anything bad and he didn’t get a foul called against him. He should’ve run back and finished the play. Know what else is respectable and honourable? Explaining it was an accident and apologizing the next dead ball. That doesn’t potentially cost your team a basket.

  • Lloyd

    If the Spurs got a stop on that possession because of that, Lionel Hollins would have every right to (try to) push Gasol down.

  • Lloyd

    If the Spurs got a stop on that possession because of that, Lionel Hollins would have every right to (try to) push Gasol down.

  • Max

    lol at the crowd progressively standing up.

  • Max

    lol at the crowd progressively standing up.

  • Max

    It’s not like he would be there in time.

  • Max

    It’s not like he would be there in time.

  • Lloyd

    Still a potential 4-on-5.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    not to mention, if Tony flopped or “sold the play” or was acting, he’d look like an idiot……..I’m sorry, I’m not checking on a guy while play is in process in do-or-die Game 4 of the WCF or any other organized game……maybe a pickup game…

  • LP @ThisisEther

    not to mention, if Tony flopped or “sold the play” or was acting, he’d look like an idiot……..I’m sorry, I’m not checking on a guy while play is in process in do-or-die Game 4 of the WCF or any other organized game……maybe a pickup game…

  • JessicaJ

    *conspiracy theory mode: ON*
    Maybe he had planned it all along.
    At least to shoulder the blame from the team if they lost.
    And now he can be the scapegoat, at least someone who like to play the blame game can blame him for costing the game.

  • JessicaJ

    *conspiracy theory mode: ON*
    Maybe he had planned it all along.
    At least to shoulder the blame from the team if they lost.
    And now he can be the scapegoat, at least someone who like to play the blame game can blame him for costing the game.

  • When you know that you poked someone in the eye and that you really got him then you probably stop and check if he is ok. That is what he did. Its always something If he didnt check on him everybody would be yelling he took Parker out on purpose bla bla bla. He is a class act so he checks on him and its still not good for some people :S

  • Lloyd

    I would in life yes, but his team and he are fighting for their playoff lives and losing at the moment this occured. If I accidentally bumped into a co-worker and I was on my way to a meeting in which I may get fired if I’m not there doing what I’m supposed to do, I’d explain and apologize later since I know I’d have the chance to do so. I wouldn’t go back and waste time with my job on the line doing it right then if it may cause me to run late.

    He clearly didn’t do it on purpose, so he did nothing wrong. No one would look at the video and blame Gasol, and he has no rep of being a dirty player.

    Is it a bad thing he did? Not at all, borderline saintly even. Is it smart in terms of the game? Not even close.

  • Caboose

    The reactions in this comment section are a great little insight into the emotional maturity of the readers.

  • Max

    I imagined you saying it like this.
    Holding up a magazine of SLAM.

  • spit hot fiyah

    international play of the day!

  • Caboose

    Tour guide? Not a wacko preacher or the guy who takes his job at Medieval Times a bit too seriously? I need to step up my crazy game.

  • vINSANITY

    Classy move. I get that he did that since the grizz were down 3-0. If it was a game 7 ofc he should have gone on the fastbreak

  • underdog

    Yeah, this should be normal, not looking down on opponents and stepping over them.

  • LakeShow

    Damn, Marc.. Kinda dumb, but good on you.

  • VictorDeLaWood

    THIS is awesome. Soccer has this “fair play” thing going on where if
    one play is down then play is stopped… I never understood why
    basketball players see a guy fall and get hurt and then go and score. In
    soccer if a player from Team A gets hurt and Team B has the ball, Team B
    will kick the ball out of play. When the ball comes into play, Team A
    gives the ball back to Team B. It’s fair play and beautiful competition.
    Nowadays there’s a lot less flopping in soccer too… step it up NBA!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cardiac.is.here Evan Harris

    I believe he only checked cause Tony nearly lost his eye last summer from a piece of glass.

  • RayJr

    Spurs not only have the refs falling for their flops but players also?! Come on Marc!

  • LP @ThisisEther

    http://www.TAMPAX.com ….come on, bro.

  • danpowers

    yup

  • danpowers

    not as much as this comment

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  • danpowers

    just classy

  • pposse

    was that an inadvertant poke in the eye? i can totally understand that, open palm smack on the head..ehh i dont know if i would check up on that…definately would say sorry about next dead ball on the latter but wouldn’t stop playing. Poke in the eye tho is scary, Gasol is a classy dude

  • pposse

    ehh..did u ever inadvertantly poke someone in the eye?

  • pposse

    i dont think it works like that. Its either you have that kind of heart or you dont, don’t think it matters if its game 7, preseason, regular season or game 4 just my opinion

  • Michael

    Haha a lot less flopping in soccer is still a crap ton more than the NBA. And the so called fair play in soccer… Just watch how angry those players are to kick the ball out of bounds when a guy clearly flops and pretends to be injured to stop the other team from attacking

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  • danpowers

    no, just intentionally lol

  • Lloyd

    Yes. I apologized because at the time I wasn’t in the middle of something that was not only important to my job, but of those around me who are relying on me to perform efficiently.

  • Lloyd

    Good insight.

  • Ugh

    “In life yes.”
    So apparently ten grown men chasing a ball for millions of dollars is more important than “life”.

  • Lloyd

    …I don’t know if you’re trolling or…

    By “life” I mean you walking around everyday on the street, in the bank, on the subway, what have you.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    ehh

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    homo

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