How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

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Postby snackdaddy on Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:14 pm

I'll remember what he did for Kobe. Kobe doesn't get rings number 4 and 5 without Pau.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Pig Miller on Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:52 pm

great laker. produced when it mattered most. class act all the way. would have loved for him to retire a laker, but given where this team/organization is, that option just wasn't likely
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:54 pm

GOODBYE PAU! WE LOVE YOU AND YOUR A LAKER FOR LIFE :man6:
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby The Laker Link on Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:58 pm

I'll remember how excited I was when I heard we got him for crap and then became legit again. We won those two rings hugely because of him and kobe. It is sad that he is gone, but at least he will be remembered and honored by the lakers in the long run of the rafters and everything. here is to sucking really bad the rest of the season. I just hope we have a lot of picks in our holsters when the draft really comes around and I hope we turn things around with this draft and an awesome off-season this coming summer, plus whatever radness we can do in 2015.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby 432J on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:55 am

we'll miss you pau!

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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby last stand on Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:33 am

i'll remember that he resurrected a franchise in absolute turmoil. that he came in and saved a franchise. i'll remember his game 7 in 2010. i'll remember his defense on dwight in 2009. i'll remember the absolute undying respect he showed kobe. i'll remember his philanthropy. i'll remember his heart. i'll remember his passion. i'll remember his skill. i'll remember how from 2008-2010 he was undoubtedly the best offensive big man in basketball and an automatic 2 points in the post. i'll remember how despite all of that he always was more than willing to play robin to kobe's batman. i'll always remember how much he loved being a laker. and i'll always remember pau as a man who represented everything positive the lakers stand for.

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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby lakersStan24 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:22 am

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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Azndude2190 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:31 am

I think you can make a strong case that he should have his jersey retired when he's done playing basketball. Without him there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't have won those two back-to-back champions. That and he nearly averages a career double double, with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Plus he is pioneer when it comes to international players making it in the NBA.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:09 am

Azndude2190 wrote:I think you can make a strong case that he should have his jersey retired when he's done playing basketball. Without him there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't have won those two back-to-back champions. That and he nearly averages a career double double, with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Plus he is pioneer when it comes to international players making it in the NBA.


^^ Absolutely agree. No doubt in my mind. He will be a member of the HOF and I also think he should and will have his jersey in the rafters when that happens. He's a class act and will be remembered that way I think after all of this is said and done. He's the main we went from first round out to three straight Finals appearances and two rings. That's enormous.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Slurpee22 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:21 am

What's amazing about Pau, is how much respect he has towards the Lakers organization despite the fact that he's constantly in rumor trade talk... he's a very loyal person.... I hope somehow the Cavs deal doesn't go down... especially if we have to send him off just to save future cap-money....
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby DarthRekal on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:05 pm

the only Laker to get traded FOUR(ish) times
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby 432J on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:50 pm

Slurpee22 wrote:What's amazing about Pau, is how much respect he has towards the Lakers organization despite the fact that he's constantly in rumor trade talk... he's a very loyal person.... I hope somehow the Cavs deal doesn't go down... especially if we have to send him off just to save future cap-money....


agreed

i personally think it's pretty disrespectful to pau having all these trade rumours and almost-trades constantly in the air for the past 2-3 years and nothing getting done. i think he's done a pretty good job playing through all the BS
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Weezy on Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:52 pm

If he continues to go about business as usual and play hard for us after yet again almost being traded I will have gained more respect for him. I've felt a lot of times he's not giving his all, but if he plays through this with no more complaints as he has been and tries to carry a not very good team, I will end up appreciating him more. Despite up and down play since the 2011 playoffs he's only spoken highly of the Lakers and said how he wants to remain here, so I appreciate that he respects what a great franchise this is. And honestly, if he isn't traded yet again after all the talk I'll feel a little bit sorry for the guy for the first time, in that we try to trade him so often reportedly. But I guess it's also a complement to him that they won't trade him unless it's for someone with actual talent.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby karacha on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:33 pm

To be honest -- he's in the trade rumors all the time because he's the only guy that we can realistically trade and get something in return. It used to be him and Odom, then Pau/Odom/Metta, and those other guys are gone. It's just Pau now.

Fish and Luke were generally never in those rumors, because we all thought it was impossible to trade them. Mitch showed us otherwise.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Weezy on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:36 pm

I realize that, he's our only asset. Still has to suck a little to always be in trade rumors, but I suppose if he played closer to 2010 Pau more consistently, he wouldn't be.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:43 pm

Weezy wrote:I realize that, he's our only asset. Still has to suck a little to always be in trade rumors, but I suppose if he played closer to 2010 Pau more consistently, he wouldn't be.


Bynum played his entire Laker career in trade rumors.... he got along pretty well I'd say.

As for remembering Pau.... we might have to remember him a little longer.....
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby kenzo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:58 pm

Bynum never cared much about the Lakers, Pau loves to be here. :man12:
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby laker911 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:05 pm

Without Gasol the Lakers would have not won 2 straight championships.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby vmor on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:44 pm

Lakerjones wrote:
Azndude2190 wrote:I think you can make a strong case that he should have his jersey retired when he's done playing basketball. Without him there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't have won those two back-to-back champions. That and he nearly averages a career double double, with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Plus he is pioneer when it comes to international players making it in the NBA.


^^ Absolutely agree. No doubt in my mind. He will be a member of the HOF and I also think he should and will have his jersey in the rafters when that happens. He's a class act and will be remembered that way I think after all of this is said and done. He's the main we went from first round out to three straight Finals appearances and two rings. That's enormous.


Agree.

"You’d be hard-pressed to find a big with his skill set in the history of the game," said Lakers teammate Bryant.

A world-class player and admirable person, unfortunately mis-used by the last 2 coaches, for last few years kept in continuous trade rumors by Lakers and blamed by lame fans for 'not being Shaq'...
Wonder what I would've done in his place: Bolt to his native Barcelona (a great city!) to have more fun and become a god to FCB fans?
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby gill on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:58 pm

That animal scream in Game 7 against the C's. That was the best Pau had ever been. Of course that's now shadowed by Phil's chest tap against Dallas in 2011 :man5:
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby khmrP on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:24 pm

a GREAT laker beginning, a disappointing end.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:28 pm

vmor wrote:
Lakerjones wrote:
Azndude2190 wrote:I think you can make a strong case that he should have his jersey retired when he's done playing basketball. Without him there is no doubt in my mind that we wouldn't have won those two back-to-back champions. That and he nearly averages a career double double, with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Plus he is pioneer when it comes to international players making it in the NBA.


^^ Absolutely agree. No doubt in my mind. He will be a member of the HOF and I also think he should and will have his jersey in the rafters when that happens. He's a class act and will be remembered that way I think after all of this is said and done. He's the main we went from first round out to three straight Finals appearances and two rings. That's enormous.


Agree.

"You’d be hard-pressed to find a big with his skill set in the history of the game," said Lakers teammate Bryant.

A world-class player and admirable person, unfortunately mis-used by the last 2 coaches, for last few years kept in continuous trade rumors by Lakers and blamed by lame fans for 'not being Shaq'...
Wonder what I would've done in his place: Bolt to his native Barcelona (a great city!) to have more fun and become a god to FCB fans?


Excuses….. Misused…. wow. Great players adapt. Somehow Kobe has brushed off all the fan noise about him sooting too much….. or too little… or whatever

...yes more talented than all but a couple to ever play center….. also less willing to play physical than all but a few as well….. He forced a change to his game for a couple years but then fell back to who he really is. The problem is that without his athleticism the finesse game just isn't that workable anymore.

He's probably the second greatest Euro to ever play in the NBA…. behind Dirk.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby MadMax on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:48 pm

We have more than enough time the rest of this season to contemplate this. :man12:
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:13 pm

When i think about it, we did treat Gasol badly to some extent. He helped us get 2 rings and solidify Kobe's legacy. And we tried to trade him many times. He did really start to lose his passion for the game after he was "traded" for CP3. It was all downhill from there. He was all class during his time here. The last few seasons have really been sad to watch. It just seems like he needs a change of sceneary to get his fire back.
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Re: How will you remember Gasol as a Laker?

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:12 am

Gasol woes was self imposed.... he chose to play for Spain in bush league tournaments during the summer and coasted during the seasons... when CP3 was available it was a no brainer?
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