Found December 03, 2012 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
Before Mike D’Antoni, Pau Gasol was averaging 37 minutes a game, with D’Antoni he has trouble seeing the fourth quarter and his minutes have dropped to 31 a game. He’s struggled to fit into D’Antoni’s system alongside Howard and is forced to play away from the basket, something he isn’t accustomed to. He’s shooting 39.3% from the field in this new system. So, what’s a man to do? Don’t whine, put your head down, or make excuses. Kobe Bryant’s message is simple: man up and make the adjustments, he has.
According to the LA Times:
”Put your big boy pants on. Just adjust,” he said. “You can’t whine about it. I’m 34 years old. I’m running screen-and-rolls out there. Steve [Nash] is out and my [tail] is running up and down the court more than I have my entire career. You have to adjust to it. I stay after practice and work on my ball-handling, my screen and roll.”
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Earlier in the week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant called out teammate Pau Gasol and said that he needs to “put on his big boy pants.” Needless to say, the entire Lakers team has not played well, and it isn’t just Gasol that has had a hard time adjusting to all the new pieces and [...]
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The Los Angeles Lakers badly need a victory Wednesday night considering the location of the final stop of this week's road trip.
The Lakers will try to avoid their second three-game skid and could again be without Pau Gasol as they take on the New Orleans Hornets.
Los Angeles (8-10) led by as many as 17 points and was still up 13 in the fourth quarter before falling 107-105...