NBA Star Finds Love with a Circus Performer

February 26, 2010

Usually people answer “I’m going to Disneyland,” when asked what they’re going to do after winning a championship. One Los Angeles Lakers star, however, figuratively responded by saying “I’m going to go pick up chicks on a Spanish circus-based reality show” instead.

Pau Gasol, who ranks amongst the NBA leaders in both offensive rebounds and hair grease, found his flexible new girlfriend on a popular overseas program that functions as the American Idol for aspiring circus performers.

The romance is reportedly getting serious, as the two moved in together earlier this year and have been seen at various events that people hoping to see Kobe Bryant but settled for Gasol spotted them at.

For those keeping score at home, the Lakers’ “Big Three” (Bryant, Gasol, and Lamar Odom), are now romantically involved with a backup dancer, overweight reality show reject, and a circus performer… Not exactly a Hollywood romance.

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