My friend Laura (who is a much bigger basketball fan than I am) said: "Yes! I think he looks like a giraffe!"
I looked at the TV again and waited for him to come back on.
Then he did - and I exclaimed "YES! Oh my goodness - he totally does look like a giraffe!!"
What do you think?
From that moment on in the game I could not stop thinking about it. Every time they showed him I thought - giraffe. It was like a bad car wreck in my brain. Every time he came on I thought (and I think said) "There's the giraffe again...". At the end of the game when it was apparent that the Lakers were going to lose - he looked like a sad giraffe. Laura commented that she was glad that I agree with her because apparently other people haven't seen it when she's said it in the past. I don't see how people couldn't see it really...
To note - an internet search to find pictures for this post this morning also turned up this gem comparing Pau Gasol to a llama. Aren't llamas & giraffes related?