File this under “OHHHH HELL NAWWWW!!!”…

Lakers Spurs BasketballL.A. Times: When the Lakers boarded a row of double-decker buses for their championship parade in June, they should have left one seat open, reserved for Good Fortune.

They managed to keep almost everybody off the injured list, an often-overlooked part of their successful season.

Kobe Bryant played in all 105 of their games. Pau Gasol played in 104. So did Derek Fisher. Andrew Bynum missed 32 because of a torn knee ligament, but his replacement in the starting lineup, Lamar Odom, missed only four games.

With a handful of days until they begin their title defense, however, the Lakers are already dealing with injuries.

For starters, Gasol might be sidelined for the season opener.

He went through a light practice Wednesday but felt pain in the hamstring Thursday morning and was ruled out of exhibition games Thursday and today against the Denver Nuggets. He will have missed the Lakers’ last six exhibition games.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said it “could be” possible that Gasol missed the season opener next Tuesday against the Clippers.

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  • 242LakerFan

    As deep as this team is in the front court, we could beat the Clips in our sleep. No big deal. Get him rested and healed.

  • Luke4Lvp

    no worries here. were playing the CLIPPERS.


    NO worries really as long a Bynum is playin Pau can get his rest all he wants im sure artest and kobe can handle it

  • Megan Fox JJC

    As much as we want to dump the Clippers, you can’t get overconfident against them. They look good this year because of Blake Griffen.

    In any case, we’ll be okay. We got DJ Benga! lol.

  • lyk13

    I agree with Megan Fox JJC. But I would like to see Pau healthy AND play the opener, so at least all of them are dressed and playing.