Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/31/13
MINNEAPOLIS As Rick Adelman listed off the threats the Lakers will bring to the Target Center on Friday, he omitted one notable name. Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Ron well, he still calls him Ron, but he knows it's Metta World Peace now. Not a mention of Pau Gasol, the out-of-favor and now relegated to the bench big man who used to be one of the Lakers' most cherished stars. It was likely just a slip-up because how really can you mention the traveling circus that is the Lakers without even a tip of the tongue to Gasol? Or coach Mike D'Antoni, for that matter, but that's another story. Regardless, Adelman said what he said, and there's one player on his team who might, if he'd heard, have taken offense. That's Ricky Rubio, of course, the Spanish point guard who's known Gasol for years and who's played with him on the Spanish national team. Although it's facile to assume that just because two players are from the same country, they're friends, in the case of Rubio and ...
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