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