It is not strange to see how companies use the image of well-known faces, whether from sports, television, music or social networks, to run advertising campaigns about the products they sell. In fact, now more than ever, advertising campaigns seek to attract their customers with faces of immense social relevance. Despite the fact that in theory these faces always agree, some companies take advantage of celebrity figures, which lend greater credibility, to perpetrate fraud and scams. Pau Gasol knows this well, having been the victim of a scandal using his image.
Probably the number of people who do not know Pau Gasol in Spain will be very less. He is one of the great legends of basketball, both in and out of our borders. In short, the former Los Angeles Lakers player has been one of the last victims to have suffered this misconduct by a company, as he himself revealed on his Twitter account. Former Pivot condemns illegal use of its image for cryptocurrency scam perpetrated by company the beachA firm dedicated to investing in digital financial markets.
The athlete explains that this fraudulent use of his name dates back years to other public figures, and for this reason, he wanted to warn his followers about the alleged scam. company over the years immediate edge Uses the names of public figures for his cryptocurrency scams. Lately, they have used me. I want to clarify that I am not involved and warn of scams,” said the Catalan in his profile on the famous social network.
Gasol has indicated that his legal team has already taken legal action against this company. “I have taken legal action for illegal use of my image,” his tweet ends. Despite this bad experience, Pau Gasol is having one of the sweetest moments of his life. The former basketball player is one of the candidates to enter the NBA Hall of Fame in 2023. Gasol, who was a double NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, is part of a list that also includes Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker. and trainer Gregg Popovich among others.
For the personal, and leaving the professional – which is secondary – life has smiled on Gasol. Late last November, the Catalans announced the birth of their second child. “We are so happy to welcome our son into the world. Everything has turned out great and we are already a family of 4!” the athlete wrote on the social network along with his wife, Catherine McDonnell. Later, he revealed the baby’s name: Max. The couple married in July 2019 in San Francisco, and their first daughter, Elisabetta Gianna, was born in September 2020. The girl’s name was a tribute to NBA star Kobe Bryant, the daughter of Gasol’s close friend, who died in a helicopter crash.