Shit is getting bad for the Los Angeles Lakers. After losing to the Denver Nuggets at home last night, the Lakers' record now sits at 15-18. Furthermore, the locker room atmosphere appears to be getting more and more posionous each day. Dwight Howard is publicly complaining about the Lakers' inability to share the ball, and today brings reports that he and Kobe Bryant nearly came to blows after a New Year's Day loss to the 76ers.

Often lost in the drama of the Lakers season, though, is the plight of poor Pau Gasol. The embattled power forward is suffering through an abysmal statistical season, can't find a way to fit into the Lakers offense, and is receiving zero sympathy from his teammates. Gasol is way too talented and way too adorable on Twitter to remain mired in such a dysfunctional situation.

The folks at Ballerball have decided to take matters into their own hands, creating the video above in an effort to rescue Gasol from the Lakers. We dare you to watch the entire thing and not come away convinced that Gasol deserves your help more than the collected abused animals of the world. Such is the power of Sarah McLachlan.

[Ballerball]