NBA Finals, straight into the Olympics. Both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol made us proud in bringing home the Silver and Gold Medals to their respective countries. It’s almost amazing, I still remember how excited I was – and how much that game lived up to the hype.
The downside is, do Kobe & Gasol have enough energy – or should Phil rest them the entire pre-season? Here is what Phil had to say…
“This week I’m just seeing how they feel, how’s their energy level, and then we’ll adjust,” coach Phil Jackson said. “I was told not to say that I wasn’t going to play Kobe in exhibition games.
“So I’m not going to say Kobe’s not going to play in this exhibition game or that exhibition game. But there is a chance they may not play in an exhibition game.”
Putting your fan biased aside, do you think this would be smart? I definetely think it will help on Kobe and Gasol’s legs, but the real question is can the Lakers achieve the chemistry needed for a fast start without those two major components… or are they just that damn good we don’t have to worry about it?