Gasol tries to flex for success

gahulkL.A. Times: Pau Gasol rocked back and forth on his giant feet, smiling, pleasant, distracted.

“You have somewhere else to be?” I said.

“After this interview, yes,” he said.

“Where?” I said.

“The weight room,” he said.

I gasped. I froze. I could not have more shocked had Pau Gasol told me he was going to a barbershop.

Weights? Him? When?

“Two or three times a week, since the start of training camp,” he said. “I’ve never really done it before, but I’ve got to do it now.”

Oh. So he heard.

He heard last spring’s cries of “Gasoft.” He heard Lakers fans accusing him of disappearing under the weight of Garnett and green. He heard himself being blamed for the NBA Finals loss to the Boston Celtics.

He stopped rocking and stared down at me, his soft eyes quickly turning hard.

“I heard it a lot,” he said, his voice rising. “I heard it too much.”

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  • http://ld2k.com Chris Manning

    Great stuff. Gasol is really stepping up and working harder than ever before to get that ring. I love this!

  • lakerschamps09

    yea good stuff… hahah he calls kg a jerk and all that other stuff..lol… but yea keep better pau we need him…

  • dom1020

    BONER PUSH-UPS!!!! lol

    this is good i like this, unlike other teams that make it to the finals and lose, lakers are still striving for that championship.

  • Lakers 24 7

    I hope we go on a tear through the NBA now that Boston is out of the way

  • http://www.reviewfatloss4idiots.com/ Shane

    He heard Lakers fans accusing him of disappearing under the weight of Garnett and green. He heard himself being blamed for the NBA Finals loss to the Boston Celtics.

  • ECJ

    I’ve got to admit, when I saw Pau pump his chest and show some real passion, I almost cried. I’ve been waiting for him to establish himself and those last few minutes of the Celtics game were absolutely awesome. He doesn’t have to swear or act like KG the schizophrenic to be tough, he just has to play with heart. I was up screaming and pumping my own fists for him after those plays. I was shocked!