Shannon Brown Denies Sleeping With Pau Gasol’s Girlfriend, Uses Numerous Exclamation Points
Shannon Brown took to Twitter on Saturday night to deny a rumor that he slept with Laker teammate Pau Gasol's girlfriend, Silvia Lopez Castro, inadvertently breathing life into the rumor that Shannon Brown slept with Laker teammate Pau Gasol's girlfriend, Silvia Lopez Castro.
Brown, who's been with the team since 2009, said this last night.
Because of his acknowledgement of the rumor (and ensuing denial), Brown has now alerted an untold amount of people, who were clueless before his tweet, that there was even a rumor to begin with. Actually, some people still have no idea what the hell he's talking about.
So, before we get too deep into it, let's clarify: we're talking about a (probably untrue) bit of locker room gossip that was loudly denied by one of the parties involved.
Now, a bit of back story: Gasol had a lackluster stat line during the Lakers' disappointing playoff run, averaging 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds a game. And because an NBA player can't have a disappointing playoff run without someone close to him sleeping around, rumors about him began to circulate.
Before this latest development, it was supposedly Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, who broke up the pair, after urging Castro to break up with Pau. This would cause problems between Pau and Kobe, you see, and account for his apparent despondency during the Lakers short-lived 2011 playoff run.
Now, the rumor mill has gone the "Pau is a cuckold" route. Because being labeled soft just isn't enough, and we're really in this to see Pau Gasol have the worst summer of his life.
Also, the last paragraph of this latest report ends with "While many may believe this to be nothing more than gossip..." which is another way of saying "Here's something incredibly salacious that probably isn't true at all."
The funniest (saddest) part about all of this? Brown tagged @paugasol in his aforementioned tweet, which means that a bleary-eyed, unshaven Gasol may have awoken this morning to a teammates' exclamation-filled, 140-character denial that he had relations with Gasol's former fiance. Lovely.
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