Great to hear – especially for us Lakers fans. Last night was a big win and big testament to Pau Gasol…
Sports hub LA: … Western Conference
1. Los Angeles Lakers. Pau Gasol? It almost seems unfair, unless you’re a Lakers fan.
As Lakers triangle guru Tex Winter explained, Gasol gives Kobe Bryant an inside scorer to work with. When that happens, big things occur in Lakers land. (See Shaq and Kobe, 2000-2002). Andrew Bynum showed the power of that equation until he suffered a January knee injury. When he returns to join Gasol in the frontcourt in March/April, the Lakers will have too many weapons.
This is a team built for the playoffs. Playing with Bynum, Bryant showed how deadly he was as a playmaker. Now, with Gasol, that’s only going to grow.