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Marc Gasol responds to controversial Trail Blazers sign

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The NBA play-offs are in full swing and there have been many expected wins already along with some incredible moments and performances.

The top three seeds in each conference have established a 1-0 series lead whilst quite interestingly, the fourth seed in each conference suffered a first game loss.

One of the teams who suffered a loss to a lower seeded team is the Portland Trail Blazers who lost game one to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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In the days since, a fair strange ritual has been revealed from the Trail Blazers locker room which has brought one man in particular into focus.

The Blazers reportedly had a laminated card which read "We don't lose to Spanish players" and according to Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts, that wasn't all that was written on it.

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Ever since the news was announced that the card had been up on the wall in the Blazers locker room, everyone wanted to talk to Grizzlies star, Marc Gasol.

Gasol is one of the more prominent Spanish stars in the league and was part of the Memphis team which overcame the Blazers in game one.

Gasol has now responded to the controversial note which has been met with outrage by many fans.

"They've had Spanish players on their team in the past. I can think of three in the recent past. I don't know and I don't care." - Gasol on the Blazers message

Claiming that he doesn't know what it means and that he doesn't care is arguably the best tactic that Gasol could take.

Gasol, who was born in Barcelona has finally spoke out ahead of game two in the series which takes place on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile Blazers head coach Terry Stotts has tried to wave the incident away.

"It was a motivational thing, and I think the Spanish thing was a little lighthearted."

Lighthearted or not, should the Grizzlies win the series, it will certainly be embarrassing for the Trail Blazers.

Memphis overcoming the seeds

Portland may be the higher seeded team but they lost game one in their series and now face an unhill task to overcome the Grizzlies.

The fifth seeded grizzlies won their first home game in the play-offs and they will need to be just as good to establish a 2-0 lead in the next game.

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Memphis Grizzlies
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Portland Trail Blazers
Northwest Division
Marc Gasol

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