Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  13 responses

Pau Gasol Gently Throws the Laker Bench Under the Bus

It’s all your fault, Bench Mob: “In the meantime, Pau Gasol offered a fairly blunt assessment of the Lakers’ so-called Bench Mob, which played another disjointed game in Sunday’s 118-111 loss to the Phoenix Suns. ‘Youth is a factor,’ he said without naming names. ‘Maybe there’s a little bit of a lack of maturity and experience at some points. I think we all have to understand our roles, whatever that role is, and what is best for the team and understand what you need to do, not what you like to do. Some nights, it might be getting three steals and giving four assists instead of scoring 10 points or 15 points. Some nights those points are going to be needed. It’s just a matter of understanding that and doing the best for the team, and sacrificing yourself sometimes, which some players are more willing to do. For some players, it’s a little harder for them to understand.’”

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  • riggs

    even when he throws someone under the bus, its soft.

  • a_whiteman

    Lol @ riggs

  • Herfdawg

    is it downey soft?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    What a douche.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s only going to be worse in the playoffs, Pau Pau.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Slamonline:Where over reaction happens.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    they should be able to see well, WITH THEIR BIG AMERICAN EYES!!!

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Pau, just be glad you can complain like this. less than 2 seasons ago, you were in Memphis piling up the L’s.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    It would have been more succinct to just slap Sasha and Farmar.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    “See, Sasha – he knows his role. He bends over next to Kobe until 24 is done. Little things like that, I think, will help this bench” Gasol added.

  • giogolo

    For what it’s worth Pau’s got some class with his comments…now shaq and his recent exchange with 2 other bigmen on the other hand..

  • chintao

    When Fil does it, all we hear is, “Oh mighty zen-master. You are so wise.” When Pau does it, he’s a douche. As we move toward objective reality (a point that can be approached, but never reached), Pau and Oscar the Grouch are both douches.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty