Pau Gasol shaves beard for the first time in nine years

Blair Johnson
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Pau Gasol shaves beard for the first time in nine years

Pau Gasol is one of the NBA's more well-rounded players. The Los Angeles Lakers big man was working on an inspirational photography book when the season ended and worked with UNICEF this summer. The four-time All-Star is also known for his beard — which he hadn't shaved since his days as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2004. But after losing a bet with his younger brother Marc Gasol (who happens to be the CURRENT Grizzlies pivot man), the elder Gasol looks considerably younger.

The Healthy Competition was a contest between the two siblings to see which center could captain a group of kids to a healthier way of living this summer. Marc's group won — by a hair. So Pau had to shave. Here's his tweet that showed off his new look:

The whole project helped promote The Gasol Foundation.

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