Pau Gasol will need All-Star help

Hornets Lakers BasketballL.A. Times: Good news for Phil Jackson: He won’t be coaching in the All-Star game this season.

Bad news for Pau Gasol: He’ll have to impress coaches from other teams to make the Western Conference squad for the Feb. 14 game.

Jackson despises coaching in the All-Star game — he’d rather enjoy a long weekend of rest and relaxation — and he won’t have to worry about it this season because of an NBA rule that bans coaches from appearing in it two seasons in a row.

Gasol, however, has some work to do.

He sat out the first 11 games because of a strained hamstring and will have to beat out a crowded field of forwards to return to the game for a second consecutive season.

Denver’s Carmelo Anthony is a slam dunk to get voted into the game by fans. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan will also be there, either as the second starter or as a reserve.

It’s still early, but other possible reserve forwards are Gasol, Utah’s Carlos Boozer, Memphis’ Rudy Gay, Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge and, yes, Houston’s Trevor Ariza.

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  • Andrew Rafner is back

    Dont worry guys, gasol is allstar spot is in the bag. I started a protistion on facebook for all Lakers fans to sign up and vote Gasol to his 3rd allstar game and 2nd in a row. I was way ahead of the game.

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  • Andrew Rafner is back

    No need worry guys, Gasol allstar spot is in the bag. I started a petition on facebook for all Lakers fans to sign up and vote Gasol to his 3rd allstar game and what would be Gasol 2nd in a row. I was way ahead of the game.

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Rafner/588280427

  • http://myspace.com/3wyshes 3 wyshes

    Me personally I would not care if Pau didnt make the All-Star team we know he would have if he played the first 11 games its not like he is gonna get the MVP of the game. After his long summer he needs rest. I would like to see Kobe & Andrew make the team and SHannon in the dunk contest that would be fine.

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    he`s the best TEAM PLAYER on the lakers…

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  • Kid Kaos 310

    HELP PAU @ STAPLES:

    I’m going to start advocating that when PAU is at the charity stripe that all Laker Fans at Staples start chanting “Spaniard.” We live in Los Angeles, this should not be a problem

    • laker realist

      That is the perfect chant for Pau! I tried to start it last season after I watched Gladiator but it didnt catch on. I like it!

  • http://thebasketballoracle.com Joey

    The All-Star team should be:
    PG- Chris Paul/Deron Williams (depending on CP3′s injury)
    SG- Kobe Bryant
    SF- Carmelo Anthony
    PF- Tim Duncan
    C- Andrew Bynum
    B- Pau Gasol
    B- Brandon Roy
    B- Steve Nash
    B- Dirk Nowitzki
    B- Kevin Durant
    B- Amare Stoudemire
    B- Deron Williams
    If CP3 can’t play, then D-Will should start and Tony Parker could be on the team.