Battle Tested20 wrote: Rooscooter wrote:
karacha wrote:He's rusty. Seemed to move a little better early on, but then... played no D. Nothing new.
His body may be healed but his approach and desire is still where it's been for the last 2.5 years.....
The drive by Ariza told me all I needed to know.....
I was thinking the same thing when I saw that too. I was yelling at the TV (Pau) to just jump, that's all he needed to do in order to contest it but he was slow coming over to help and never got off the floor.
Slow is the proper word to describe Gasol. He's slow in practically everything he does, whether it's rotating to contest a shot, going for a rebound, or even deciding whether to shoot or pass.
The desire is just not there, and his reservations about MDA and the system are certainly only exacerbating his lack of motivation and conditioning.
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat