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Pau Gasol reacts to Marc Gasol signing with Lakers

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Pau Gasol knows a thing or two about donning the Purple and Gold of the Los Angeles Lakers

Gasol changed the fortunes of the Lakers franchise when L.A. acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. The All-Star forward went on to help power the Lakers to consecutive NBA titles while cementing his place as one of the best players in franchise history.

Now, Pau’s little brother is hoping to follow in his footsteps at the tail end of his career.

The Lakers signed Marc Gasol to a two-year deal, giving L.A. a reliable interior presence amid the departures of both Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee.

Big brother Pau had a simple message for Marc:

Interestingly enough, there has been some speculation the Lakers could also consider bringing Pau back into the fold after he tweeted out this video of an individual workout:

Pau also “liked” a tweet suggesting he should retire a Laker. For now, however, Pau will hope his little brother has similar success in Los Angeles.

Marc was an All-Star big for the Memphis Grizzlies for the better part of his career. A trade to the Toronto Raptors brought with it a shift in his style and philosophy, one Gasol will likely bring to Hollywood with him.

Gasol is hardly the athletic specimen Howard was, and he is not the same kind of athletic rim-runner as McGee. However, the 35-year-old can spread the floor (38.5 percent from 3 last year) and is also regarded as one of the best passing big men of this era, having averaged 3.4 assists for his career.

Pau will be rooting for his younger brother to help lead the Lakers to back-to-back titles.