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Marc Gasol crosses himself while pleading his case to a referee (VIDEO)

Nov 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

Marc Gasol was called for a double-dribble violation late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies win over the Lakers on Friday. He swore he didn’t do it, but the replay showed otherwise, which is no big deal … except for the way he gestured to the referee while attempting to proclaim his innocence.

Gasol crossed himself while pleading his case to the official, a comically over-the-top gesture that seemed to intimate that he was swearing to God that he didn’t do what the referee thought he had seen.

After Gasol sees the replay — shown in the video clip above in slow motion at the 41 second mark — it’s likely that some Hail Marys will be in order, at the very least.

  1. watermelon1 - Nov 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Except that the replay didn’t show anything of the sort…

    I mean, call a “carry” if you want to… but since when do they call that?

    But as for double dribble? His other hand never grabbed the ball. Most ball-handlers do this on purpose, and it is often referred to as a “hands up” move because you’re often using it to make the defender think you’re about to pull the ball up for a shot and his hands go flying up.

    Anyway, at least you got the part about him crossing himself correct. Even though most reading it probably thought you meant he “crossed himself up…”

    • urodaddy07 - Nov 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

      The guy had the ball stuck to his hip for at least 2 seconds, that’s a carry. They need to call thus more often. Not a skill if you palm the ball while dribbling. Hate seeing that.

      • dko83 - Nov 24, 2012 at 7:01 PM

        A blatant carry indeed.

  2. dls612 - Nov 24, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    I never seen a player do that, trying to convince the ref by crossing himself. That’s different! but i did get a kick out of it

  3. valleiveme - Nov 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Reblogged this on vallejaspe.

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