The Memphis players wore black shoes, black headbands and black
armbands bearing Gasol's name and number. Gasol, the third-year
player from Barcelona, had a black ribbon on his white Grizzlies
home jersey for the game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
"It's something people from my country asked me to do, and
obviously, I'm all about it," said Gasol, Memphis' leading scorer
Almost 200 people were killed and an estimated 1,400 injured in
the terrorist attacks Thursday. The bombs were hidden in backpacks
"There's nothing we can do," said Gasol, who has talked
several times with people in Spain since the attacks. "Nobody has
explained very well what happened, and why did it happen. We're
just trying to stay together right now.
"It's a tough time for all of us in the country."