ESPN/ABC ran this graphic during today's Bulls-Spurs game in recognition of the NBA's Noche Latina campaign, and it raises an interesting question: does Pau Gasol belong on this list?
Nikola Vucevic's dunk on Pau Gasol reminded me of the time Blake Griffin ruined Pau twice in one game. Dunks are so much better/funnier when the guy getting dunked on falls over.
Pau Gasol is having his best season in a couple of years, suggesting that his recent demise wasn't about physical ability but the psychic torture that the Mike D'Antoni-Dwight Howard-Old Kobe Bryant-Nick Young Los Angeles Lakers imposed upon him. But one of the cool things about the NBA is that almost everybody is…
When Derrick Rose was at his MVP-best, he used his speed and quickness to ruthlessly attack backpedaling opponents. Just watch people try and fail to stay in front of him in this video from 2011. Even if they knew what he was going to do, few were able to stop it.
If you were somehow able to coax your abnormally tall dad into lacing up his New Balances and participating in a driveway-hoops dunk contest with you, this is probably what would happen. Hiiinggghhhh, goddammit!
The Lakers are hanging in there, but Pau Gasol, who was supposed to be a dependable and veteran presence in the general absence of either, has put up career-lows (or nearly so) in almost every category. Gasol says he's being used wrong. Mike D'Antoni says Pau's just dogging it.
We could all use a friend like Pau.
Phil Jackson, or whoever is running Phil Jackson's account, has had an interesting run on Twitter. It started with a too-good-to-be-true debut that turned out to be a commercial and segued into book recommendations for Kobe Bryant. Now he's trying to congratulate George Karl on winning coach of the year. Trying.
Thanks to the magic of the internet we can now sit and watch as superstar athletes critique their teams in real time. Kobe is live-tweeting the Lakers-Spurs game that just went to halftime with the Spurs leading 45-37.
Pau Gasol's Facebook page is strongly correlated to people who don't do drugs. What do your Facebook likes say about you?
You all won't have Pau Gasol to push around anymore. At least for the next six weeks, anyway. Gasol left last night's Lakers-Nets game after hearing a "pop" in his foot, and he has now been diagnosed with a tear in his plantar fascia.
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…
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Pau Gasol is rapidly falling out of favor in L.A. On Sunday, for the second time in a week, Gasol was benched for the last few minutes of the game, and he's growing frustrated. Kobe Bryant had a message for him:
The Spurs' 84-82 win over the Lakers came down to a pair of plays in the waning seconds. San Antonio's relied on the element of surprise, an unlikely shooter, everyone knowing their roles. Los Angeles's consisted of Pau Gasol shooting a three. This is what happens when your respective court generals are Tim Duncan…
Phil Jackson's legend was built on, in debatable proportions, his coaching and his career decisions. The man might be the best motivator in all the world, but he also knew enough to take over teams with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in their primes. To avoid diluting that legacy, Jackson adds another talent: the…
Not many people had the chance to see this live, because the Lakers-Clippers game tipped off before the thrilling Thunder-Heat game in Miami had reached its conclusion. So here you are: devastation on a basketball floor as Blake Griffin puts back a miss over the head of Pau Gasol, which may or may not have been a…