Discussion in 'Lakers Discussion' started by DjBelvedere, Oct 5, 2014.
I miss Pau.
I don't. playing hard for Spain's NT, cruising, floating during the season while getting the big bucks from the Lakers, it was right to trade him then and finally let go.
He needed a new home. It wasn’t working with the Lakers anymore
You guys are off your meds... He was awesome and we did him dirty.
You’re dealing in nostalgia. He was garbage at the end here. When he was at C it was a layup line to the hoop, it was brutal to watch. On offense he was playing softer than he ever had, he was pretty much entirely checked out here. When he was still here I was hoping so bad we’d trade him for anything of value, a first round pick even, and when he was a free agent I was hoping like hell he’d go elsewhere. I’ll always love Pau, but I choose to remember him as the 2008-2012 or so version.
I am not talking about the very end there, but what do you expect from a player constantly in trade talks, misused by the coach (at the time, at least) etc...
Well that’s what I am talking about, the end. He was not the same player anymore, he was not happy here, he had checked out. That’s why I don’t miss him, it was best for us and for him to move on. Since he has he’s at least been able to continue to be in the playoffs. Had we re-signed him we’d have remained as bad as we were though, he’d be our current Brook Lopez.
pau will always be one of my favourite lakers. his arrival signaled the rise back to the top
but i don't blame him for checking out towards the end. he wasn't treated the best by the organization. constantly the subject of trade talks for 3-4 years and horribly misused by d'antoni the last few seasons
one of the biggest mistakes the lakers made in recent memory was holding onto pau for too long. he should have been dealt in 2012 when his value was still high instead of keeping him and constantly dangling him as trade bait to no avail. holding onto him for so long was a disservice to the organization and to pau. the FO should have done the right thing and dealt him
Pau was mistreated severely after helping us get #15 & #16 and at the end of the day, we still tried to retain him after all the that we put him through, with all the trade rumors and the unsuccessful CP3 deal. Yet after all that, he walked away from us for the likes of the Bulls and for less money at that.
I'm all about the Lakers, but that was one time where I sympathized with a player and was happy that we couldn't continue to mistreat/misuse/MDA him. Now factor in all his philanthropic work and how dope he was as a teammate and holy s*** was the previous FO the scum of the earth for doing that to him.
Gasol will always have warm spot for Staples, L.A. and his Laker days... Remains a favorite to this day for this fan. Gasol isn't the efficient, limber threat he used to be but still plays with intelligence out there. He had a nice high-low sequences with Aldridge...made me scream at the telly "pressure the passer!" with Kuzma covering having Randle-itis arms down and watching.
Canned a corner three, a lefty runner, blocked Ennis on a lay-in but had trouble keeping the lively Laker bodies off the glass. Gasol missed shots from short distance.
I'm a little surprised to read this given how critical Kobe was of ESPN and their "clicks' mindset. This is in regards to the issue that came up in his recent Connected with Kobe Bryant that SpectrumSportnet did with Kobe and how one of the quotes ESPN ran with was so out of context when he was referring to our young squad
I'm excited by the news and am looking forward to this as long as it isn't animated type stuff and just really on hardcore basketball terminology. Getting an idea or a glimpse of seeing how Kobe watches and views game film should be fascinating.
But, how will ESPN employ AND hate on Kobe at the same time?
Give him the midnight time slot.
This isn't wrong, haha.
...still driven and obsessed. Qualities that made 24 an icon.
I’m completely surprised he picked ESPN
Let’s see him break down LLLLL’s defense and then watch the show get cancelled.
Curious if he’ll attempt to just keep it positive (What everyone is doing well), or if he’ll be pointing out everyone’s mistakes.