He's the pride of Spain and Memphis too. Pau Gasol played in the NBA all-star game tonight despite being sick. Gasol is the first player Grizzlies franchise history to earn the honor. Pau had been suffering from throat and ear infections this weekend, but suited up for the Western Conference anyway. No points tonight but he did have a whopping 12 rebounds. He kicked it out to the Mavs Dirk Nowitski for 2 early...they proved to be a formidable combination as the West led by as many as 21 points.