There are a lot of angles you can take on the Lakers catastrophic demise, which ultimately ended on Sunday in a lopsided and humiliating loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The most glaring of those is the play – or better yet, disappearance – of all-star Pau Gasol.
After yesterday’s loss in Dallas, Gasol – in a very Gasol-like way – mostly confirmed that something not related to basketball was affecting him:
“I’m going to look back and see everything that’s been going on [and] try to handle it better. And whatever goes on, on or off the floor, just try to keep it that way and not let it affect anything that goes on on the floor.”
During the ’10-11 postseason, Pau Gasol scored just 13 points per game on a dismal 42% shooting. He is scheduled to meet with Phil and Mitch tomorrow (Tuesday) for his end-of-season exit interview.