BSO’s Resident NBA Expert: Shannon Brown/Pau Gasol Update


Since breaking word of a possible Shannon Brown-Pau Gasol rift due to Brown sleeping with Gasol’s fiancée, many things have happened. The article itself has blown up across the nation, receiving attention all across the blogosphere and mainstream media.

On Saturday night, Brown took to Twitter to deny allegations that he had an affair with Silvia Lopez Castro.

Since that Tweet, many have demanded I retract my article and admit that I was wrong.

However, I still stand by my sources and believe them to be true in regards to this story. I don’t believe a tweet is enough of a reason to say I was wrong, and like many others, actually believe the tweet only fuels the fire that is legitimizing the article.

As someone who writes mostly in-depth analysis of the NBA, this was the first time I delved into the “gossip” side of sports. There is a fine line between reporting information you were given by a reliable source, and creating a story to get some hits online.


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My article was written after being presented information from some very credible sources, and after much careful consideration, I decided to take it to the web.

As expected, there was an overwhelming response to it, some negative and some positive. To those who have met the article with praise, I thank you for your support. For those who have met the article with negativity, including personal attacks and assumptions, I thank you for taking time to read and react.

I did not post any prior articles about the Pau Gasol situation, as many of the comments on the last article would lead you to believe. I did not blame Kobe and his wife first, then Steve Blake’s wife and now Shannon. This is the first and last article I will be posting on the topic, and once again, it was posted after receiving credible information.

As with all rumors, it is up to you to decide if you believe it or not. Either way, I thank you for taking time to read my posts.


  1. well thats too bad about the whole situation and if it is true well i think that shannon should tell pau that he is sorry and that it want happen againAnd too Shannon it is to many other single women out their get your own and if youdon’t have game than ask somebody to help you but don’t ask Kobe cause he will mess you up maybe ask Lamar he should hyelp you with your game but any way you guys should be getting ready for next season.

  2. The Lakers have many issues…but I do not think this is one of them. As a fan, I wish they were still playing and a sweep is embarrasing. However, like everyone else who has been involved in this story from the beginning and have called their name, Like Kobe said, when Lakers lose people will make up BS just for a good story.

    I have from good authority this story is not true..and I have a strong premonition about who gave you the information. Nonetheless, next week hopefully everyone is talking about more legit and truthful things.!

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