The Lakers have put together a 3-game win streak and for the first time in a long time, things seem normal in L.A. But not so fast, despite their win last night Pau Gasol was unhappy. Even though Mike D’Anotni told him previously that he wouldn’t be benched in the 4th quarter. That’s exactly what happened last night. This team will never be void of a headline.
Gasol missed the entire fourth quarter after posing seven points on 1 of 4 shooting, seven assists and seven rebounds, an element he touted as more significant than if he actually starts in the game. ‘I’m a competitor and think I bring a lot to the table,’ Gasol said. ‘It’s something I don’t like and don’t appreciate.’ Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni had a fairly vague explanation. ‘I couldn’t get Pau back in there,’ he said, ‘because of what the line up was.’ But the game revealed everything.