Marc Gasol compares his role on the Lakers to the character of ‘Pulp Fiction’
Marc Gasol gave the Los Angeles Lakers a dose of adrenaline rush on Monday. Now he looks set to take on that role for the team in the future.
The former defensive player of the year played long minutes on the bench against the Denver Nuggets with starting center Andre Drummond struggling. Gasol responded with ten key points, seven rebounds and two assists as the Lakers pulled off the narrow 93-89 victory. Gasol also had the game’s highest plus-minus of +17.
After the match, Gasol compared himself to “The Wolf”, Harvey Keitel’s character from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film “Pulp Fiction” who was known as The Fixer.
âI’m fine in this role of Mr. Wolf,â Gasol said, by The Athletic’s Jovan Buha. âYou come just when things aren’t going well and help everyone. So I accepted it. I will try to do my best in this position. “
Gasol, 36, had his first roller coaster season with the Lakers. He disappointed as the team’s starting center, which led to their signing from Drummond. Gasol was largely out of the rotation after Drummond arrived, but he is now proving his worth once again.
After persevering through all the ups and downs, which even included buyout rumors, Gasol is finally here to stay. He solves the problems.
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