L.A. Lakers star Pau Gasol is a defensive force, flummoxing foes nightly with his long arms, basketball IQ and surprising quickness for a big man.
The man routinely denies NBA centers, so you can imagine how easily he dispatched another star trying to step into his house: Lindsay Lohan.
The troubled actress made a late night dash over to the Sunset Marquis in hopes of partying at Gasol's NBA soiree Friday, but was swiftly rejected.
GET THAT OUT: Pau Gasol smartly defended his position.
"The guest list was pretty specific, so there wasn't much leniency," said a source." But if I'm being honest here, Lindsay is seen as too much trouble."
"That's the reason she wasn't allowed in. If it had been someone else with a better reputation there is no doubt they would have made an exception."
Hard to blame Pau for not wanting expensive stuff stolen. You know NBA players and bling. It'd be like letting Lindsay Lohan loose in a jewelry store.
Lohan did not put up a fight, according to reports, but became unsettled at being turned away and began wandering aimlessly through the lobby."She could have just gone to the Bar 1200 which was right there in the lobby. But she began acting a little strangely instead," said the insider.
"We thought perhaps she had a room there - or that one of the friends with her did - because she headed for the elevators, rode them up and down for about 10 minutes before going down to the parking garage and heading out that way.
Ah, the classic "pretend you're busy with somewhere to be" bit. Nice one.
For someone taking her sobriety seriously (or so she claims), the alleged necklace bandit has been awfully active on the nightlife scene lately.
The previous night, she stopped by Teddy's nightclub at the Roosevelt Hotel. All we know is that she ended up in bed with Samantha Ronson.