The difference is Gasol sucks and has done his best to help tank this team the last 3 seasons
We are asking for Dwight to play through an injury...
We're expecting Kobe to keep playing through his injuries...
Yet Gasol tries and someone gives him s***. Makes sense.
.. The guy doesn't deserve anymore praise for the rest of his tenure here, I don't care if he starts dropping 20 and 15 a game when he gets back because if we don't win a title it was all worthless. He has done too much negative over the past 3 years to get any positive credit regardless of what he does unless it brings in a title! Its all about rings people anything less is a failure IF YOU AREN'T FIRST YOU ARE LAST! Only those who grew up appreciating 3rd place trophies and below would argue otherwise because the fact if you ain't winning when it actually matters then nothing that was done prior to the loss matters because YOU LOST! This is black and white and there is no middle ground winning is ALL THAT MATTERS nothing else
I agree with realdeal - there is so much inherently wrong and poorly stated in this post that it makes you just want to ignore it and the poster. But that first sentence itself I just can't let go by without questioning. I can completely understand being angry with Pau for his last two playoff runs. I think most of us Laker fans are puzzled at least, and pissed as well, that his play has dropped off so much in both of them.
But to say that he's done his best to undermine his team and teammates on the Lakers is just way out there. That's cuckoo talk as far as I'm concerned. If you're going to make this assertion that Pau has deliberately "done his best" to make the Lakers lose, you better back it up with something, some kind of evidence as to why you're thinking this. Otherwise it just across as nonsense. The guy is a competitor. The guy is a winner both internationally and in the NBA on our very own Laker team. Up until this year's battle with D' Antoni, he has always wanted to be a Laker and has been a good teammate. Yes, he has sucked at times during those playoff runs after we won championships. But to say that it was on purpose and intimate that it was done to F over the Lakers is crazy talk.