It’s also a nice excuse not to play hard. That’s a classic, ‘I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.’ Well, you don’t have trouble getting up to the paystub line. You know what you need to do to get your check. You know what to do. They will. They’ll figure it out.

Good god, Mike D’Antoni with the burn! When you got Mr. Pringles bustin on you in the media, you got problems, Pau.

EDIT: In retrospect, D’Antoni does have the longer track record of being an asshole. I’ll leave it up for you all to decide who’s more at fault in this.

Mike D’Antoni suggests Pau Gasol needs to play harder | Inside the Lakers

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fullmetalstarterjacket:

gotemcoach:

IF YOU’RE A LAKER FAN, AND YOU’RE ANGRY, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN MY RAGE.

@GotEm_Coach

You guys give up too easily.  Try being a fan of any other team, ever.

Y’know what I love? Perspective.

The Lakers are currently three games under .500, with 49 games left to play

On their roster:
-34-year old Kobe Bryant, currently leading the league in scoring despite his age
-Dwight Howard, at 75% due to back issues, who is still second in the league in rebounds per game and first in total rebounds. Had 26 rebounds last night in loss. TWENTY-SIX. Averaging a double-double.
-A mentally broken Pau Gasol, shooting 29% and averaging 8/6/3 the last three games. Led Spain to a silver medal in the Olympics. 32-years old
-38-year old Steve Nash, coming off a leg fracture. Has played in nine games this season. Still averaging 10 points and 8 assists. Real talks without being a dick *cough*Kobe*cough*

AND NO OTHER GOOD PLAYER AT ALL. Want proof? Here’s more:
-Steve Blake
-Chris Duhon
-Jordan Hill
-Pissed-off Antawn Jamison
-Jodie Meeks
-Earl Clark
-Devin Ebanks
-Darius Morris

Oh, and Metta World Peace, who is actually not bad this season (avg. 13/6 with +14 efficiency).

This team is mediocre because they’re mediocre. And they’ve barely played with each other. Time would be the cure… except they’re running out.

24seconds
Andrew: Look at them. Look at how they… try.
Pau: But I thought trying was good? Don’t we want to win?
Andrew: Ha! By not trying, we do win. We’ll get shipped off to other cities, away from Kobe, where we can be the best player on the team. And the best part is, we still won’t have to try!
Pau: But I love LA. I have a home here. And my medical practice! Besides, you did try tonight. You got a 20-14!
Andrew: But a -27! Never give them too much, or they might start liking you. Now if you excuse me, I have some threes to shoot.
(pic via 24seconds)

Andrew: Look at them. Look at how they… try.

Pau: But I thought trying was good? Don’t we want to win?

Andrew: Ha! By not trying, we do win. We’ll get shipped off to other cities, away from Kobe, where we can be the best player on the team. And the best part is, we still won’t have to try!

Pau: But I love LA. I have a home here. And my medical practice! Besides, you did try tonight. You got a 20-14!

Andrew: But a -27! Never give them too much, or they might start liking you. Now if you excuse me, I have some threes to shoot.

(pic via 24seconds)