Chris Paul Still Bothered By Pau Gasol Head Pat Incident

by September 19, 2012

Back in January, Chris Paul was visibly upset with Pau Gasol after the Lakers big man tapped CP3 on the head at the end of a hard-fought Lakers-Clippers showdown. Paul, who is on the cover of this month’s GQ, spoke about the incident in the magazine. Here’s an excerpt: “I notice I’m a few inches taller than Paul, who is 27, and it reminds me of the time last season when CP3 lost his cool: In the waning seconds of a close game, Lakers seven-footer Pau Gasol gently patted CP3 on the head after the two had exchanged words. Paul’s ensuing freak-out led SportsCenter that night. Gasol made a tepid apology; six months later, Paul is still annoyed. ‘We call that sonnin‘,’  he explains to me. ‘Like when I take Li’l Chris to the bathroom, I’ll walk with my hand on his head. That’s my son. You know what I mean? I understand that Gasol is that tall, but don’t do to me what I do to my son.'”