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April 26, 2015 Updates

And after Game 2 in Memphis, Olshey gave the team the option to stay the night and fly home on the team charter, or return to Portland on their own. Take it for what it's worth, but only one player wasn't on the team charter: Aldridge. "I didn't want to stay in that hotel one more night,'' Aldridge said on Saturday. "So I bought my own ticket and flew home.'' Having stayed in Memphis hotels, I don't halfway blame Aldridge for wanting to get back to Portland as soon as possible. But it also doesn't scream brotherhood, or togetherness, either. Oregonian

April 20, 2015 Updates

Hours before his team executed a wire-to-wire annihilation in Sunday's 100-84 Game 1 playoff victory against the Portland Trail Blazers, Gasol stood in a tunnel after the team's morning shootaround and spoke of how far he's come with the franchise he anchors. "When I first got here, this team was playing in the Pyramid," Gasol told ESPN.com of the time he arrived as Pau's 16-year-old younger brother. "They're supposed to be turning that building into a Bass Pro Shops now. Can you believe it? I've been here when this team used to win 20 games, and I've been in the stands when they used to lose every game in the playoffs." ESPN.com

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December 19, 2013 Updates

While in Memphis on Tuesday to play the Grizzlies, Pau Gasol joined his brother Marc for a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Lakers forward/center has a long relationship with St. Jude, dating back to his days with the Grizzlies (2001-08). "I [visit] every year at St. Jude," said Gasol on a telephone interview with The Times. "I do it a few times a year here at the children's hospital in L.A." Los Angeles Times

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November 16, 2011 Updates

The Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority surprised Memphis City Council members Tuesday with news they have millions of dollars in a senior surplus fund. With that, the council decided to hold off on a lawsuit to claim lockout losses from the NBA. Council chairman Myron Lowery said he has one goal in mind, as the NBA lockout drains FedEx Forum revenues. "Taxpayers should never have to pay for a shortfall at the Forum," Lowery said. "We made that commitment and we will keep that commitment." WMCTV.com

Tuesday, Lowery asked the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority to meet with the council's Economic Development and Tourism Committee to give council members a handle on the impact of the lockout damages, so they could determine whether or not to sue the NBA for losses. "We did not know anything about the $13 million senior surplus fund, in addition to the $23 million surplus fund," he said. Council members were surprised to learn the Sports Authority has saved millions of dollars in surplus dollars over the years. Action News 5 asked Lowery if he still anticipates a lawsuit. "There's no reason to rush to judgment in a lawsuit right now," he replied. WMCTV.com

October 22, 2011 Updates

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