Grizzlies Marc Gasol congratulates himself by slapping his own butt (GIF)


November 20, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) and center Marc Gasol (33) celebrate after a basket during overtime against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Grizzlies defeated the Warriors 88-81 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday night, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol returned to the lineup for the first time in over a month and a half.

Gasol, who had been out with an MCL sprain, played 24 minutes in the tilt against the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 12 points in the process.

Some of those came at a crucial moment in the game as Memphis, leading by four points with just over two minutes remaining got a critical basket from Gasol who was so excited, decided to slap his own butt.

Maybe the time off messed up Gasol’s memory, but I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to slap your own butt to congratulate yourself. Regardless, it made for quite a funny moment.

It also makes me wonder how often Gasol is out on the town and randomly jumps into the air and smacks himself while he yells ‘giddy up’.

Probably quite often.

Pretty sure Gasol’s teammates will have a fun time with this one during film study on Wednesday.

H/T Royce Young

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