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#41 MyJohnsonIsMagic

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:31 AM

I don't understand. Kobe and other players have played through injury. I understand that tendonitis hurts, but does anyone know if it is really this debilitating? If not, then this confirmed any discussion of a 'soft' factor.


Tendinitis hurts like [expletive] man, I can only imagine what it feels like for a 7' 250-60 pound 30 something year old.

I'm not saying Pau isn't soft, but its best you let it flare out.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Tendinitis hurts like [expletive] man, I can only imagine what it feels like for a 7' 250-60 pound 30 something year old.

I'm not saying Pau isn't soft, but its best you let it flare out.


Maybe I just expect too much after seeing what Kobe can play through. I think this is Gasol's last chance though. After his rest and Nash's return, if he isn't playing better sooner rather than later, I can almost say for certain he will be gone.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Kobe is one of if not the toughest, players ever to play this game.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:07 PM

Kobe is one of if not the toughest, players ever to play this game.


MJ the toughest considering he played in a very grity era with the hand check rule and was still able to dominate

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:14 PM

Psh, MJ was a diva. Wes Unseld the toughest mofo to step foot on the hardwood.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:21 PM

There is no point comparing Kobe to Pau because they do not weigh the same and play different positions, if you want to make comparisons make it with someone the size of Pau.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:26 PM

There is no point comparing Kobe to Pau because they do not weigh the same and play different positions, if you want to make comparisons make it with someone the size of Pau.


Like Andrew Bynum.....

[expletive] me.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:28 PM

There is no point comparing Kobe to Pau because they do not weigh the same and play different positions, if you want to make comparisons make it with someone the size of Pau.


How about Bynum(last year) then?

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:53 PM

How about Bynum(last year) then?


In all of Bynum's careers how many games has he missed?
And what about Pau?
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:54 PM

read this http://bursitis-knee...nee-tendonitis/ to better understand what parts of the anatomy are affected by knee tendonitis.
The Lakers FO knows more than you. Sorry.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 01:38 PM

MJ the toughest considering he played in a very grity era with the hand check rule and was still able to dominate


MJ may have played in a tougher era but that doesn't necessarily mean he is tougher than Kobe.

Otherwise we may as well say all those players of that era are tougher than those of this era.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 01:39 PM

In all of Bynum's careers how many games has he missed?
And what about Pau?


I thought we were talking about the ability to play through things like this.

You said to pick someone Pau's size. I did.

Bynum was an all-star with worse knees than Gasol.

There was your someone.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 01:45 PM

I just hope he'll play great when he's back.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 02:46 PM

I thought we were talking about the ability to play through things like this.

You said to pick someone Pau's size. I did.

Bynum was an all-star with worse knees than Gasol.

There was your someone.


So he should play through be a tough guy, and play through. After all Bynum is an example of being healthy...
Is Bynum playing this week?
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 02:57 PM

MJ the toughest considering he played in a very grity era with the hand check rule and was still able to dominate


Kobe would have easily handled himself in that era. Kobe has gone on record before stating the same thing and I don't believe anyone here would think he couldn't handle himself (besides you). I'm surprised by your opinion

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 03:34 PM

There have been very few big men that play through injury.

Pau is soft and that is a fact, but hating on the guy because he can't play through injury is dumb.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 05:21 PM

So he should play through be a tough guy, and play through. After all Bynum is an example of being healthy...
Is Bynum playing this week?


You asked me to bring up a big man that has played through something like that because you were trying to excuse Gasol for it.

I brought up Bynum who was an all-star last year with worse knee problems.

From this the "mentally fragile" and "often disengaged" Bynum is tougher and has more heart than Pau then? By that logic?

Case in point, Gasol isn't the first and last to play through knee issues, Bynum had an all-star year with worse.

The problems with Gasol is up here *points to the mind*.

If he can't deal with that, then even when he's healthy he isn't gonna put up 17-10 again.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 01:15 AM

You asked me to bring up a big man that has played through something like that because you were trying to excuse Gasol for it.

I brought up Bynum who was an all-star last year with worse knee problems.

From this the "mentally fragile" and "often disengaged" Bynum is tougher and has more heart than Pau then? By that logic?

Case in point, Gasol isn't the first and last to play through knee issues, Bynum had an all-star year with worse.

The problems with Gasol is up here *points to the mind*.

If he can't deal with that, then even when he's healthy he isn't gonna put up 17-10 again.



And do you beleive a big man should play through injury?

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:38 AM

And do you beleive a big man should play through injury?


Again that wasn't the question asked. You said to name a big man like Pau that played through a condition. I gave you Bynum whose knees are miles worse than Pau's that had an all-star year on them.

There is nothing Pau is dealing with right now that is worse than what Bynum dealt with and had an all-star year through. That was what you asked for and I gave it to you.

It's not becoming some other separate argument because I gave you what you asked for already :)

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:28 AM

Again that wasn't the question asked. You said to name a big man like Pau that played through a condition. I gave you Bynum whose knees are miles worse than Pau's that had an all-star year on them.

There is nothing Pau is dealing with right now that is worse than what Bynum dealt with and had an all-star year through. That was what you asked for and I gave it to you.

It's not becoming some other separate argument because I gave you what you asked for already :)


Why are you deflecting?
I asked, and you said Bynum. I don't disagree with that (even though Bynum is younger that Pau...) But playing through injury has it's effects, yet you don't want to agree with that, just as long as everything that Pau does is bad.
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