Off the Record: City Center


On Monday we posted City Center, David Davis’ Q&A with Lakers forward Pau Gasol in the May issue. Here’s something we’re not supposed to tell you about the story:

The Lakers’ PR director insisted the air must be 68 degrees before agreeing to an outdoor photo shoot with Gasol at the Spectrum Athletic Club’s Redondo Beach basketball court. Concerned that Gasol would suffer if he was cold, he e-mailed assistant art director Debbie Kim the following: “…unless you can guarantee me at least 68 degrees, I am going to have to say we need to do this indoors.”

Click here to watch video of the indoor shoot with Gasol photographer Dustin Snipes.