Found February 06, 2013 on
Gasol's Lakers future is, most likely, in a ton of jeopardy at the moment
The 2012-13 season has been a disaster in many ways for the Los Angeles Lakers.
First off, and most prevalent, is their record of 23-26 which is awful by Lakers standards and is completely not indicative of how talented they actually are. Secondly, they traded for Dwight Howard AND Steve Nash this offseason with the clear directive of trying to win now, something they are doing the opposite of. And in a third way, they have completely alienated one of their best players.
Ever since Mike Brown was fired five games into the season, and Mike D'Antoni was hired soon after, Pau Gasol -- a former All-Star and current great center -- has been slowly phased out of Los Angeles' current and future plans, most notably with the benching of Gasol a few weeks ago, a move that stunned both the center and the NBA world as well.
In addition to not making much basketball sense, it served to piss of...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
NEW YORK Pau Gasol's comments certainly won't comfort any Lakers followers.
"Right now I'm waiting for crutches so I can walk out of here," he said nervously in the visitors' locker room after straining the plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
It's an injury as ugly as it sounds, plantar fasciitis known more commonly as painful swelling on the soft...
So, the Lakers enter tonight's game without Pau Gasol. Pretty sweet, right? Not quite.
Ever since Mike D'Antoni replaced Mike Brown as the coach of the purple and gold, Gasol has been on the outside looking in. In one of the most confusing and indefensible moves in recent memory, D'Antoni had the guy coming off the bench. He has, understandably, not been happy with his...
Well, the hardships of this season just continue to pile up for the Lakers. Forward Pau Gasol left yesterday’s game with an apparent right foot injury, and the news is not good.
Like you needed me to tell you this. But it looks like things between Pau Gasol and Lakers’ head coach, Mike D’Antoni could be close to reaching it’s boiling point. With the NBA’s trade deadline roughly two weeks away, Pau Gasol spoke out on his inevitable return to the Lakers’ bench once Dwight Howard clears from his current shoulder injury.
“It’s hard to know personalities...
The news isn't good for Pau Gasol and the Lakers: Los Angeles' center has a partial tear of his plantar fascia and he'll miss at least six weeks, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger. Gasol is expected to get a second opinion in the next few days, and he'll meet with the Lakers' team doctor and a specialist.
Gasol injured his right foot in the Lakers...
It has been discussed ad nauseum that things aren’t working in Los Angeles for the Lakers this season. And Steve Nash has gone as far as to say that things probably won’t get much better in LA this season.
Lost in the Lakers struggles is the fact that Pau Gasol seems to be the odd man out in this new regime of the team. While Kobe, Nash, and Howard have logged many minutes in...
Who says it never rains in souther California?
We’ve been down this road before with Pau Gasol and it just doesn’t appear to be in the cards this season for him and his owners. Last night disaster struck again in the form of plantar fasciitis, don’t try to pronounce it at home. What is plantar fasciitis? In short, your foot hurts when you have it, that’s all I know. As many of you astute fantasy owners also know by now...
In Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played one of his worst games, shooting 7-of-22 with four turnovers. The Boston Celtics beat the Lakers at the Garden, 131-92, to win their 17th franchise championship.
Bryant had already won three NBA title's with the Lakers, but