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Pau Gasol not worried about comments

Thunder's Perkins and others have called him 'soft' but Lakers center is unfazed

Updated: April 10, 2011, 3:57 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- When the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Kendrick Perkins before the trade deadline, the feeling around the league was it was a move made with the Los Angeles Lakers in mind. (The Lakers eliminated the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs last season.)

Not only did Perkins bring veteran leadership and championship experience from his eight seasons with the Boston Celtics, he also brought a distinct disdain for the Lakers.

In an interview with ESPN The Magazine ...

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