Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 3:45 pm  |  55 responses

Dwight Howard Out With a Torn Shoulder, Pau Gasol Has a Concussion

The Los Angeles Lakers’ hellish season continues to somehow get even worse — Dwight Howard’s MRI revealed a torn shoulder (he’s out indefinitely), Pau Gasol has a concussion, and Jordan Hill has an injured hip. Yikes. Per the team website: “Howard, who originally injured his right shoulder Friday night against the Clippers and re-aggravated his shoulder last night, was examined today by team doctor Steve Lombardo. An MRI exam revealed that he has a torn labrum and will be out indefinitely; he will travel with the team this week to Houston and San Antonio and will receive treatment from the team’s training staff. He will be re-examined in a week. Gasol, who suffered a blow to the face in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, was examined by neurologist Dr. Vern Williams. Tests determined that he has a concussion. He will not travel with the team, and will be out indefinitely. Hill suffered an injury to his right hip in last night’s game and will be examined today by Dr. Lombardo. Results of the examination will be released later today.”

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    sounds like Kobe beat both their asses

  • speedy

    karma is a b—-

  • roscoe

    LAL is like a Mr. Potato Head toy… but not as hard… ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Redd

    Wow, that sucks. I feel bad even tho I dislike them & their fans excessive douchebaggery for years.

  • zogs19994


  • tomtom

    This is literally the only way Antawn was going to get any minutes. Hope he plays well and proves D’antoni wrong.

  • Nope

    the lolz continue

  • RayJr

    Wow what else can go wrong!? I’ll be at the Lakers/Spurs game Wednesday and it looks like it is going to be ugly for LA

  • Max

    This song is the Lakers season, they start real nice in the offseason and stuff, but then after 10 seconds the season begins.

  • Caboose

    I always hate to see a player hurt….but man, haha Lakers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Kobe had the best response to the alleged fight between him and Dwight:

  • COncernerered


  • Allenp

    And so sings the fat lady. Even a Laker hater like myself isn’t happy about this. I would have have preferred if they flamed out due to Kobe chucking to dying a miserable death because of injuries. And, it’s a shame because Ron Artest got his hands on some great HGH and has been playing well this year.

  • http://twitter.com/DamjanVlastelic Damjan Vlastelica

    Not a fan , but why hasnt this team made a play at a kenyon martin or delonte west yet?

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    And people thought Kobe shot a lot before while these two dudes were playing lol. These next few games will be interesting. Who would have guessed that this team would be far worse than the 2003-2004 Lakers team that people compared this team to?

  • Dutch Rich

    Kobe, Nash need Peace……more than ever.
    free gift

  • bike

    I see Kobe coming down with a severe case of chuck-itis the next several games.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Man, I’m actually starting to feel sorry for the Lakers…

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Kobe tweeting “lol” is actually the most frightening thing I’ve come across this season o.o

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    If y’all thought that Kobe shot too much, y’all ain’t seen nothing yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    His Twitter account is pretty funny. He just randomly followed a fan this morning cause she tweeted a good quote.

    Hearing him say he has self-doubt was also wierd. And there’s also the #mambatweets tag after every post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    If he doesn’t shoot it, then its going to be MWP. I’m ok with him chucking it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    To be fair, they had a almost-prime Kobe and a outskirts-prime Shaq. Nobody on this team is in their prime except for Dwight, and even he’s injured.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    one of my fantasy teams literally just died

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Kobe, gets what he asked for calling all his big men soft.
    so soft, you missing the playoffs while chasing ring 6. #uhoh

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    That Dwight story has been labeled by multiple reputable basketball scribes as being false according to their sources. Pretty much the only only who got sources saying it happened was a reporter in NY. All the LA heads had no idea about it (and guys like Kevin Ding and Dave pick up stories really quickly). I will believe that story when one of the big names report it, or an LA reporter.

  • shockexchange

    (Mitchchak voice) “Pop the molly I’m sweatin’ … Pop the molly I’m sweatin’.”

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Was joking

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    potential locker room problems

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    what if the Lakers come in as an 8th seed and shock the Thunder/Spurs/Clippers once they are fully healthy :0

  • Max

    How sweet would it be would the Magic finish with a better record than the Lakers.

  • Caboose

    Lol, you pick Dwight in the first round?

  • Caboose

    You have no idea.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yup, points league, so he was a top 3 player. Dead

  • roscoe

    lol… geez redd… tell us how you really feel. do you hate puppies too?

  • roscoe

    u might be onto sometime… could he try for another 80 point game? would it be justified? dun-dun-dun.

  • mhm


  • robb

    Sacre time!

  • mhm

    lol robb

  • shutup

    Popped a molly………

  • showtime

    wow,well we at least we allknow kobe is on pace to be all time scorer by next season. smh that shot slection is going to be bad…06 bad lol..

  • LakeShow

    Even I enjoyed this…

  • RetroActive

    It’s the loud ones, not all of us are like that.

  • Redd

    LOL whatever man

  • Redd

    I know I mean the bandwagoners who would be obnoxious after every big time loss and act like its nothing. Now those fans are with the Clippers.

  • shockexchange

    I think the Shock Exchange is outside his area of expertise on this one. He’ll just stick to what he knows from now on – “that fiddy.”

  • Chuck Dynasty

    See what happens when u leave Orlando to be exact the Magic u never the same talent wise look what happen to Tracey McGrady when he played here he was in his prime n as soon as he left to Houston his career went down hill now look at him hes playing in china both sellouts n traitors u get what u deserve losers aka Dwight Coward n McShady !!!

  • Logan

    Lakers go on a 5 game winning streak by running small ball

  • Darksaber

    and so it shall be.

  • Dutch Rich

    Saw a recent article about this becoming the new devastating epidemic for our youth. Have to start demonizing instead of glorifying this practice, unlike our friends in the rap-industry.

  • TR

    Last time the Lakers tried to assemble a old timer-based cast (Payton, Malone), they also flamed out because of injuries. Not going to work. Calling it.

  • Redd

    Perfect picture, it really shows how useless Mike is lol.

  • pposse

    torn labrum = surgery. Dwight’s probably out for the season

  • shockexchange

    Agreed. Though the Shock Exchange does think L.A.’s management is sweating hard about making the playoffs.