Gasol: “Now we can focus on winning games again”

Pau definitely gave a not-happy-about-losing-this-game answer here when asked about Kobe’s record…

O.C. Register: Gasol was asked about Bryant’s new record and offered politically correct – and believably authentic – commentary (“I’m proud of him; I congratulate him”) before adding the kicker: “Now we can focus on winning games again.”

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  • http://TheLakersNation Marwan..

    I hope another “Kobe v Shaq” doesnt brew up with these 2. Seriously, I love em both as players and Pau is right but I hope Kobe and Pau dont make a fuss over this and can get it resolved with no issues.

  • http://www.ld2k.com Chris Manning

    It won’t. Kobe played well — as did Pau. I think it’s a frustrating loss, but if Ron makes the three all is well. Lakers need to get back on track Wed!

  • KindSir

    I agree with Pau. It annoys me how the Lakers always think they’re a jumpshooting team. Tons of jumpshots and not nearly enough drives to the basket. They also don’t dump the ball inside nearly enough. We have two very good 7 footers on our team for crying out loud. Get them the ball and let them do their thing, and work from the inside out.

    • TonyFisch

      At times it appears that If the Lakers are having too much success down low kobe tantrums and keeps the ball on the arc. kobe is about kobe more than winning and playing nice with others. As good as he is, he makes me sick at times. The Magic Lakers were a team’s team, Kobe’s Lakers play in his image, they have little choice.

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    pau is gonna slap bryant with his purse…easy ladies.

  • lakerman1

    If Pau is going to start accessing blame then he should start with himself Lamar & Andrew because their body language to me looked like they wanted to come home. Zach was totally pushing him around. Don’t blame Kobe.

  • LAKing85

    As far as I’m concerned, Pau shouldn’t even be complaining after this loss. I point the finger to blame at the front court. Pau was getting man handled by his own little brother, I mean c’mon Pau, you’re a freakin All Star and you went back to the Gasoft mode. What happened to the toughness we began to see from Pau last year and at the beginning of the season? Kobe was the one trying to save this game, was willing to do whatever it took and frankly, he had little help from the front court that game.

    • lakeb

      nah your wrong and obviously don’t watch the lakers. pau owned marc and randolph. bynum and lamar got completely man handled by marc and randolph. Pau averages a double double which means he brings a complete game night in and out. if you blame anyone, blame bynum and lamar for their weak inconsistent play

      • http://rivalmedia.tv Chris Ekstedt

        how does the lakers front court get outrebounded by grizzlies front court by 10 rebounds.

        • lakeb

          why don’t you ask that to bynum, lamar and ron. not mr. double double pau gasol who averages a double double and leads the lakers in rebounding

          • B Holland

            Because Pau got ripped apart by Zach Randolph.

  • gugy

    It’s all fine.
    Pau will not create any trouble. It’s just frustration for the loss.
    I think the one to blame here is PJ for not calling time out.

  • b_ball_river

    hhhmmm…. maybe pau will lead the charge then!!! Lord knows his effort has been lacking lately

    • lakeb

      nah your wrong and obviously don’t watch the lakers. pau owned marc and randolph. bynum and lamar got completely man handled by marc and randolph. Pau averages a double double which means he brings a complete game night in and out. if you blame anyone, blame bynum and lamar for their weak inconsistent play

      • b_ball_river

        yeah I obviously don’t watch, I just make random comments for the hell of it…. If Im wrong then why are so many media outlets calling pau out for a weak road trip and his ridiculous comment?

        • lakeb

          thats exactly my point, you dont watch, cuz no media outlets are calling him out. paus doing his job, putting up all star numbers and averaging a double double. you want to blame someone? blame bynum, lamar, ron or fish for their inconsistency

          • lakershow2010

            clearly you dont watch games

    • deemac1

      Are you serious? Pau had 10pts! His Brother had 11!!!! Zack had 22!!!! Pau played Gasoft lastnite! Kobe did his best to keep them in the game and be aggressive. If the record wasnt a fact there wouldnt be any gripe bout his aggression. It would just be another game that Kobe tried to save them. No different from Milwaukee,Sacremento,or Miami game! Only reason why pau b*tching is cause the record added extra drama.

      • lakeb

        YOU CLEARLY DO NOT KNOW BASKETBALL. GASOL HAD A DOUBLE DOUBLE THE PAST TWO NIGHTS, AND HE IS AVERAGING A DOUBLE DOUBLE THIS SEASON. IF YOU WANT TO BLAME SOMEONE, BLAME THE WEAK INCONSISTENT PLAY OF BYNUM, ODOM, ARTEST AND FISHER. DONT BLAME THE GUY WHO AVERAGES A DOUBLE DOUBLE

        • The Truth

          What channel are you watching? Everyone knows pau is soft. A double double means squat when you can’t make free throws in the last minutes of the game. Why do you think pau was sitting on the bench at the end of the game vs boston. Another example.. look at the tapes vs cavaliers x-mas day. Shaq barely bump him in the beginning of the game and the rest of the game it was obvious he was trying to avoid contact with him. Stop being a fanatic and state the obvious. Pau is only tough when he gets mad and Kobe, Fisher or PJ confront him about it. If you don’t believe me sit behind the lakers bench at home games so you can hear the comments.

  • LAALLDAY213

    No way this turns into an issue, it’s a real professional statement. Congrats Kobe, but theres no time to celebrate with the goal at hand, the media is just doing it’s job trying to stir things up. What do you want him to say, “yes I’m so happy for kobe we’re gonna pop bottles tonight”?

  • td

    Sure, Kobe no longer needs to score 40 everygame to keep them in the running, but when youre 7ft and you settle for midrange shots that havent been going down very much…you shouldnt bitch to much

    I love them both but the last few games Pau has settled for midrange shots when he could have taken it to the hoop. He couldn’t push Marc down far enough for a better shot. That was a big mistake in the last few minutes and one less possession. If anyone is going to take midrange shots, Ill go for Kobe over Pau

    Also, he needs to pick up on defense. Against boston and yesterday with memphis. Pau has been seriously lacking [Kobe has been as well, which first I blamed on fear of hurting his finger, but he needs to get back to his old game] The only reason Pau can get a break here is cuz yesterday standing next to Marc Gasol became a foul offense.

    whatever, I wish the coaches would seriously correct these guys on their mistakes. Andrew and Pau should get more touches, but Andrew is better at taking it to the hoop. Maybe we should challenge them to make the most dunks per game for charity or soemthing.

  • Vito From Beverly Hills

    If Pau would connect on his free throws and stop playing so soft as “Cottonelle” then he could talk more. He wants to shoot, but not play tough. I get he is a finesse player, but he is too soft. Kobe become a ballhog when the team plays weak. It is not only Kobe that needs to feed the middle, but the rest of the team in general. Too many three point shots are taken by the rest of the team instead of taking advantage of their inside power. Phil needs to look inward also.

    • lakeb

      nah your wrong and obviously don’t watch the lakers. pau owned marc and randolph. bynum and lamar got completely man handled by marc and randolph. Pau averages a double double which means he brings a complete game night in and out. if you blame anyone, blame bynum and lamar for their weak inconsistent playy

  • its a team game

    you got to love laker fans always so quick to believe kobe is god and everything he does is correct. did anybody read the entire article?? phil was quoted as saying that the lakers should give him the ball to beat the record so they can play team ball again…ballhog???

    in addition, anybody who plays basketball knows that it sucks the energy out of you when a certain individual decides to never pass.

    it wasnt like kobes defense was any better. his man was lester hudson and now we all know who that it. hmm i wonder why?? lets not forget those open shots mayo missed.

    oh yeah, how often do refs call fouls on players shooting fadeaway shots??? im pretty sure oj didnt lose his mind for no reason.

    • jake90000

      kobe did a good job contesting ojs shots. dont know wut u saw. Hudson had a career high and wasnt on the scouting report as a scorer, it was only natural for kb to let him get the open jumper. Now ron should have done a better job on rudy gay who did wut he wanted all game long-open shots and everything

    • berkyberks

      kobe become aggressive that second quarter not because of the record, they were down by 11 until kobe came back from the bench and put them back on 2 you call it ballhog, and I call it efficiency jackson blame because he knows it is his fault by not calling a timeout!

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    “Now we can focus on winning games again.”? What the fcuk were you concerned with before this? Getting a manicure, a pedicure, a facial, gettin your sh!t waxed? WTF?!?

    Yeah, it probably gets a little distracting with all the attention that Kobe gets for being “GOAT” or at least right up there with Jordan, but “…CONCENTRATE DANIEL-SAN!” Have Mr. Miyagi or the Zen Master not taught you anything? Keep your fcukin focus! You’re a paid professional, so perform like one!

    P.S. why don’t you also concentrate on keeping your little brother in his place? he out played your ass last night!

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • drive-for-16th

    KOBE PASS THE FUCKING BALL INSIDE, ANDREW 3 FUCKING SHOTS ARE YOU KIDDING ME. PAU 7 SHOTS. THE BIG GUYS NEED TO EAT BEFORE THEY START GETTING PISSED OF AND WE FUK UP THE TEAM. GIVE THE BALL INSIDE, I DONT UNDERSTAND WAT PHIL JACKSON ISNT DOING SHIT OR TELLING THEM.

  • Drake Ramoray

    This MOFO is talking ISH on KOBE. This little BITCH can’t even make a free throw. He’s afraid of physical contact. Let’s go back on this road trip from the beginning. Pau misses two free throws to tie the game vs Cleveland leaving the Lakers with no shot to win the game. He also played really soft down the stretch in that game. Pau’s the one that fouled Turkoglu in the Raptors game in the closing seconds to send Hedo to the line where he made the eventual winning free throws. He gets so bullied in the Celtics game it made him look like the little kid being picked on in elementary school day in n day out. Phil lets Bynum finish the game and Kobe makes the game winner. Pau sucks ballz again aginst Memphis and his younger brother and gets punked through out the whole game by Zach Randolph and can’t stay out of foul trouble. So much so that late in the fourth, he let some D-Leaguer fly right by him to the basket and all he did was wave his hands in the air cause he was afraid to pick up his 5th foul. All Kobe did was carry the team and set up Artest for a wide open 3 to win the game. The Lakers could have easily went 8-0 on this road trip. They were lucky to come out 5-3 in stead on 4-4 with Kobe’s game winner in Boston. “NOW WE CAN FOCUS ON WINNING AGAIN” Pau you little prick, the three losses on this road trip had your name written all over it down the strech. Thanks to Bynum, Kobe, and Artest with no help from you, were able to squeak out the win in Boston otherwise out record would have been 4-4. Why don’t you shut your damn PIE WHOLE, start playing more aggressively, AND MAKE YOUR F’CKEN FREE THROWS, and everything will be fine. You’re already the number two option and Kobe really sets ur A Z Z up for some nice open 15 footers that you can’t seem to make anymore. When you’re around the basket, dunk the damn ball!!! You played like a PANZY on this trip. STEP UP YOUR F’CKEN game and prove that you’re an all star!

    • lakeb

      THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE. WITHOUT GASOL kobe does not get a league mvp WITHOUT GASOL lakers don’t go to the last two finals. HE JUST GOT VOTED INTO HIS 3RD ALL STAR APPEARANCE BY THE COACHES. LOOK AT GASOLS STATS, HE IS AVERAGING A DOUBLE DOUBLE…..IF YOU WANT TO TELL SOMEONE TO STEP THEIR GAME UP, THEN TELL BYNUM, ODOM, ARTEST OR FISHER FOR THEIR WEAK INCONSISTENCY

      • lakershow2010

        without kobe, you get memphis from 2007..ill take kobe over gasol anyday

        • lakeb

          WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. I LOVE KOBE, IM JUST SAYING THAT IN FACT HE WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN A LEAGUE MVP THAT SEASON WITHOUT GASOL, AND HE WOULDNT HAVE GONE TO THE LAST TWO FINALS WITHOUT GASOL. I WAS JUST STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF GASOL AS A TEAMMATE. I WASNT BASHING ANYONE EXPCEPT OR BYNUM, ARTEST, ODOM AND FISHER FOR THEIR WEAK INCONSISTENT PLAY ON THE ROAD TRIP

          • ab4sure

            Pau has been inconsistent on thie road trip also.

      • L.Alaker_show

        how could bynum be blamed everytime he has a weak game is cause they dont pass him the ball and he ends up with only 3 attemps…every time bynum gets atleast 12 looks attemps a game he has a good game..but the problem is sometimes they forget about him how do u want him to perform with no attemps…yeah i admitt sumtimes he’s inconsistent on rebounding but if u have ever played on a pick-up game and u never get a shot they just dont pass it to u it kinda losses ur focus to do other stuff…

        • ab4sure

          You understand the game Show

        • kobe-wan kenobi

          Are you serious?
          BYNUM getting 12 mil a year!!!!!!!!!
          if he does not get the ball he is allowed to loses focus in rebounding and defense ? (no freaking block shots btw)
          really?
          he play in the same team with one of the greatest player of all time, if he is hot, he shoots, and bynum better work hiss butt to get rebounds and defend
          kobe gives 100% all the time, plays injured
          there is NO EXCUSE not to fight and put max effort for the whole game

          • ab4sure

            You don’t understand the game if you think that.

    • Drake Ramoray

      Hey homeboy, why don’t YOU think before YOU type. I only talked about ROAD TRIP!!! ONLY THE ROAD TRIP!!! I made no remarks about what Gasol has meant to the Lakers and how he was a big part of our team winning a championship and how he has changed the whole dynamic of the Lakers as a whole. I emphasized the ROADTRIP only homeboy!!! Oh and you want to talk about being an all star? Jerry West emphasized in a television interview that Gasol has always been a solid player even in his Memphis days. The reason he’s an All-Star every year now is because he’s playing with Kobe and he plays for the Lakers! Get that straight!!! Pau sucked on this road trip and Phil even called him out after the Cleveland game. Phil sat him out of a big game in Boston in the closing seconds. You criticize player to help them to become better players. Pau has no right to open his mouth right now and talk about “Now We Can Get Back To Winning!” I’m simply stating he needs to play more consistant and make his damn free throws. We obviously need him. I’m just saying don’t call out Kobe when all he does is go out night in and night out and play his heart out with injuries when Gasol sits for 11 or 12 games with a hamstring injury.

      • lakeb

        OKAY ITS OBVIOUS YOU DON’T WATCH THE LAKERS OR KNOW THE GAME OF BASKETBALL, GASOL AVERAGED A DOUBLE DOUBLE ON THE ROAD TRIP. WHAT DID EVERYONE ELSE DO DURING THE ROADTRIP BESIDES KOBE AND PAU? NOTHING BECAUSE RON IS INCONSISTENT, BYNUM IS ESPECIALLY INCONSISTENT AND OFCOURSE AS USUAL LAMAR IS INCONSISTENT, BLAME SOMEONE ELSE FOR THE LAKERS NOT PLAYING WELL

        • lakeb

          OH AND ALSO SMART ONE, GASOL WAS AN ALLSTAR IN MEMPHIS, ONCE AGAIN, THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE.

          • Drake Ramoray

            Blah Blah Blah…Bippity Boppity Boo!!!!!! Gasol emphasizing that “Now We Can Focus On Winning Again” is essentially saying that Kobe is the reason they lost against Memphis and lost against Toronto and lost against Cleveland. Why don’t you take your head out of Gasol’s azz and understand what I’m saying. Kobe’s never called out Gasol or put the blame on him for their losses. He steps up when he needs to. If Ron makes that 3, the focus then changes to the previous two losses where we would be saying “What if Gasol had made the two free throws or even at least 1 against Cleveland and what if Gasol had defended Hedo instead of fouling him and sending him to the line for two free throws. The Lakers would be 8-0 on the trip. I don’t give a rats azz what your saying, Pau should just shut his mouth and play basketball. He needs Kobe and Kobe needs him. Kobe never blamed Gasol for the losses or accused him of playing like a sofy panzy in games where they needed him to be tough. Again, say what you want, your still a CHUMP in my book.

  • Lo

    Look, Pau is mad because Kobe is shooting way to much and he is not getting enough touches.
    I agree Kobe don’t need to shoot as much and PLUS Pau is too soft. Stop being soft PAU!

  • drive-for-16th

    its not just pau but bynum should be mad too, he had 3 SHOTS!!!!!!!!

    • jake90000

      y dont u guys read ur comments bfore u post them. Bynum couldnt stay out of damn foul trouble and DIDNT play many minutes. Its not kobes fault he didnt make his presence felt. All i saw last night was kobe taking over for an unfocused lakers team that played like they wanted to go home already. Bash on kobe if he takes 28 shots and only makes 5 but the guy had the hot hand; i dont care if a guy takes 40 shots if he makes more than half and is efficient b my guest. I agree gasol should have had more touches but there r other players besides kobe that can give him the ball too. If u dont demand the ball and get good position in the post while letting other players push u around then wut do u expect.

  • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

    kobe scored over 4o points.that should be well enough.pau shouldn’t be talking but,practicing his free throws an lifting weights.they better work together.forget the low blows an look to the title defence

  • Trem

    Some of you guys need to fucking calm down. It was the last game of a 13 day, 8 game road trip and they just didn’t play good basktball last night. I do think we need to get it inside more often and I’m not sure why Kobe wanted to shoot so much to start the game because I really thought he wanted to break the record at home but what some of you guys don’t realize is Kobe feels the game out just like he did in the 3rd. It’s not his faults his teammates can’t hit perfect wide open shots not to mention Drew with a missed wide open dunk attempt. How the fuck do you miss that? Anyways, since it wasn’t working he decided to take over the game and that’s what he did when he realized we needed a lift. Kobe wants to win at all costs and we just need to start playing with championship focus and CONSISTENCY and hunger every night.

  • Drake Ramoray

    How F’cken hard is it to make a damn free throw. Pau has a nice shooting stroke and none of his fingers have any ligament damage or are broken in any way. Yet when he steps to the line, he looks just as bad as Shaq. The ball is always short when he shoots. What the F U C K is the problem Pau? Is the ball too heavy for you? You’re not shooting a 23 foot 3 pointer, your shooting a 15 foot free throw with no one in your damn face! I cringe when I see your ass at the free throw line. We might as well have Joaquim Noah or Ben Wallace up there shooting your free throws for you! It’s really getting annoying that your always missing your free throws now! If other teams were smart, they’d start a Hack a Pau to stop the Lakers from scoring. That’s how bad it’s gotten!!!!! PRACTICE YOUR F’CKEN FREE THROWS!

    • lakeb

      OKAY ITS OBVIOUS YOU DON’T WATCH THE LAKERS OR KNOW THE GAME OF BASKETBALL, GASOL AVERAGED A DOUBLE DOUBLE ON THE ROAD TRIP. WHAT DID EVERYONE ELSE DO DURING THE ROADTRIP BESIDES KOBE AND PAU? NOTHING BECAUSE RON IS INCONSISTENT, BYNUM IS ESPECIALLY INCONSISTENT AND OFCOURSE AS USUAL LAMAR IS INCONSISTENT, BLAME SOMEONE ELSE FOR THE LAKERS NOT PLAYING WELL. OH AND ALSO SMART ONE, GASOL WAS AN ALLSTAR IN MEMPHIS, ONCE AGAIN, THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE.

      • jake90000

        do u have to post the same thing lakeb? The guy is right, paus free throw percentage has been bad of late. They missed 10 free throws i believe against memphis; that ultimately came back to bite them

        • Drake Ramoray

          Lol, lakeb is an illeterate degenerate! Come up with some new material instead of copy and paste. Your such a freaken SQUARE!

  • weather_gone

    Wow Pau opened up a can of freakin worms…. Now instead of Kobe getting props for his accomplishment he’s getting bashed all day today!! Now they’re starting that selfish crap again…. Pau’s a jerk for that one

  • drive-for-16th

    BASH FARAMR, ALL NIGHT HE WAS HOGGING THE BALL.

  • showtimelakes

    It was not only Pau, but I’m pretty sure phil said something along those lines! Kobe pass the Ball dude.

  • Robert

    OK, Y’ALL missed the point, so I’m gonna school ya.
    .
    Here it is:
    1) Pau lost to his ‘former’ team
    2) Pau lost to his bro’
    .
    Pau ain’t mad at Kobe. He lost a little ‘pride’ in this game. He was frustrated about that. In the meantime, Kobe scored 15 points ‘beyond’ the record breaker, so why was he scoring those points? Maybe he felt he needed to. I think Pau wanted to get the ball, to show up his ‘old’ team, and to win the Gasol Wars.
    .
    Gasol will make sure we win the next games vs. the Grizz.

  • comeflywithme

    Pau Gasoft!! don’t let your mouth do the work!!

    • lakeb

      pau owns.

      • comeflywithme

        I wonder why gasol said this.. does that means if Kobe breaks a record or score 44 pts on 57 percent shooting the team can’t win? Kobe is happy to have Gasol on the team and Pau should be happy too for Kobe.. But Pau ain’t happy cause I think he got owned by his brother. But I think LA really needs to have inside outside game.. I guess Pau addressed this to his teammates, farmar, shannon, ron, LO, they’ve got to give the ball inside cause they’re inconsistent shooters so far this year.. But still Pau needs to shut his mouth stop complaining and do the damn work.. cause his teammates aren’t complaining, their doing their work..

        • Drake Ramoray

          Apparently “lakeb” is Pau’s personal assistant and gives him hand jobs on the plane because he’s taking so much offense to our comments about Pau just needing to SHUT THE F U C K UP and just play basketball.

          • kobe-wan kenobi

            agree on lakeb
            stop handjobbing man

  • expo

    …. a bra!!!! He better dominate tomorrow ’cause his stupid ass comments started this kobe bashing BS all over again! Shaq probably has him on the pay roll!

    • Drake Ramoray

      Word to big bird! If he never opened his mouth, everything would have been all good. He runs his mouth after a loss that he’s partly to blame for. This fool better not be huggin Kobe and high fiving him after he makes another game winner like what Kobe did against Miami, MIlwaukee, and Sacramento. Where’s was Pau during that time, oh just there kissing Kobe’s azz like what everyone else did cause Kobe’s frickin amazing and he’s the 5hit!

      • lakeb

        HOW ABOUT YOU GET OFF THIS FUC.KING SITE. THIS SITE IS FOR LAKER FANS, NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO PUT THE LAKERS DOWN. PAU MEANT THAT ITS TIME TO START WINNING AGAIN. AND HE’S RIGHT, LOOK AT THE LAKERS RECORD WITH HIM IN THE LINE UP SINCE HE FIRST CAME TO THE LAKERS. THATS WHAT I THOUGHT. OWNED…YOUR USING WORDS LIKE “CHUMP” AND “SQUARE”, FOOL ARE YOU LIKE 102 YEARS OLD OR SOMETHING. YOUR A CLOWN.

        • Drake Ramoray

          Just don’t call me Krusty the clown cause the simpsons suck! I don’t need to get off this site but I will get off your mom cause i’ve been wearin her out! I’m aloud to speak my mind about how I feel about the Lakers or your boy toy Pau! Freedom of speech is alive and well here on the Lakernation! If you can’t take the heat, get out of the sun tanning bed you sensitive prick! Criticism will only help him to be a better player and understand that his every move is being watched by the players and fans. If he’s not playing up to par, he’s gonna hear about it. If he opens his mouth and says stupid 5hit, he’s gonna hear about it. Why don’t you tell him that after you finish choking his chicken!!!!!

  • showtimelakes

    Coincidence kobe ended with 44 pts ….same as Jerry West’s number? I think not should of won last night. But put as down for another L on Saturday night.

  • 85ROADWIN

    This teams offense will work itself out…
    but to keep this championship they are going to have to defend it, especially in the interior!

  • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yjf77ww this would stop the bitching and start a title run for awhile!

    • papa

      I wish it would happen but it wont

  • Ronin99

    I agree with Pau in a way. But, he should have kept that comment to within the team and not bring to to the press. Now we have everyone pissed off at him. This is a team sport and defending the championship is a team effort. The team has the advantage at the post and Pau is right there. Before everyone starts bad mouthing Pau, remember we wouldn’t get to the finals in 2008 and win the championship in 2009 without him. I am sure the Lakers will work this out and we have the rest of the season to go.

    • berkyberks

      you can put david lee,chrish bosh or any good center with kobe and they will win the ship. Maybe gasol wants to lead the team like in memphis where he couldn’t get a win in playoffs. I see kobe now is going to take too many shots because of this! co’z you cannot dissed him he will do what people don’t like on him he will keep shooting, you cannot take his confident away from him and that is kobe. Or worse he will ask to opt-out cause nothing left on LA history.

      • Ronin99

        I don’t think Gasol wants to lead the team like you assume. He may be soft at times, but I think he is a team player. David Lee or Chris Bosh, or any other good center…I don’t think so! I am not here to diss Kobe….I would be the last one here to even try something like that. But, he does ot have to take so many shots. Its a team sport. And finding a way to get others involved benefits the team in the long run. Think of the big picture and don’t be narrow-minded Berky!

  • Brian Shaw

    People who miss free throws and chippies shouldn’t complain about not getting the ball.

    People who don’t establish good post positions and take care of the entry pass don’t deserve the ball.

    And I ’m still peeved that Gasol choked those 2 FT away in Cleveland. Can you blame me?

    • Drake Ramoray

      Nope preach on brotha, but be careful, you might hurt “lakeb’s” feelings.

  • laker realist

    Look guys I’m a big time Pau fan and agree that the ball should go through him a little more but I do agree with the fact that he played real soft all road trip. With play like that he CANNOT say sh#t. P.S. Lakeb is a idiot…double double my balls, he’s 7 feet with good coordination, hands and athleticism, the least he should do is grab 10 boards. No where does it say that a double double makes you tough and excuses u from from making an off base comment.

    • Drake Ramoray

      WOW good point! I got your back yo! lakeb is livin in the past bringin up finals appearances and double doubles and all star status! I had it all wrong. Pau didn’t suck ballz on the trip lakeb did it for him!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

  • Drake Ramoray

    lakeb likes to play with little boys!

  • Drake Ramoray

    lakeb masterbates to macaulay culkin movies!

  • Basit

    Lakeb is hilarious. You obviously don’t understand what Pau is saying. He is just being a dick. Kobe shot 16-28. Are you kidding me? All Gasol should be complaining about is the lack of rebounds which he grabbed. If we have two 7 footers on the damn floor they should at least rebound the damn ball. Pau is very good, but he is being a little selfish. He should understand that he came to play with Kobe. Kobe didn’t come to play with him. Gasol has a nice touch around the rim, he is just too soft. Lakerb, you said the same thing 20 times. What did you do? Copy&Paste.

  • Basit

    Also Lamar has a history of being inconsistant, you can’t blame him. Fisher is getting old don’t blame him. Artest is just not a good fit. Bynum is good when he gets the ball. Pau may be double double material. Not this game. Obviously he was single single.