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Pau Gasol rips Lakers' efforts

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09:38 AM ET 01.25 | Pau Gasol is often considered the quiet star of the Lakers, the one who doesn't use death stares or bared teeth to show his emotion. Not on Friday. Gasol tore into the Lakers after a meek 114-105 loss to the woeful Orlando Magic, angrily asking his teammates why they lost to a lousy team and challenging them to turn it around quickly. He accented the point by hurling his basketball shoes in the locker room, he later acknowledged. No one is calling these Lakers champions -- not even close -- but Gasol wanted to see at least a hint of effort against the team with the NBA's second-worst record. "Bottom line is, when you lose against the worst teams in the league, you've got to ask yourself why and -- what does that make you?" he said half an hour after his postgame outburst.

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January 25, 2014  09:42 AM ET

Don't worry, Gasol....you'll be dealt by the deadline and have your fresh start.

It's all about them ping pong balls!!!!

January 25, 2014  09:48 AM ET

They played the Miami Heat the night before. Not having a full gas tank on a depleted roster is understandable.

January 25, 2014  09:58 AM ET

A lot of understandable frustration boiling over on Gasol's part.

January 25, 2014  10:24 AM ET

"Bottom line is, when you lose against the worst teams in the league, you've got to ask yourself why and -- what does that make you?"

Wow Gasol's got SOME nerve to call ORL the "worst team in the league". Lakers aren't THAT far off.

January 25, 2014  10:30 AM ET

I don't see D'antoni staying after this year. Even though they don't have great talent, the Lakers should at least be playing as a team. I can't see anything but a major rebuild for the Lakers starting next year. A good chance Lionel Hollins is the coach next year.

January 25, 2014  11:58 AM ET

If you lost against the 'worst', what does that make you? LOL

January 25, 2014  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If you lost against the 'worst', what does that make you? LOL

Tired?

January 25, 2014  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Tired?

Sick and

January 25, 2014  12:23 PM ET

Lakers and Gasol actualy have been putting a lot of effort and hustle in the last games. The problem is that they lack real talent on that depleted roster hence Gasol's furstation.
Nobody in that team plays defense so that kills you every time.

January 25, 2014  12:54 PM ET

What did your KICKS ever do to you besides carrie your sorry arse up and down the court..

Throw your JERSEY instead.....

In the trash can, were it belongs...

January 25, 2014  12:56 PM ET

Pau Gasoft is an arse clown..........

January 25, 2014  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Pau Gasoft is an arse clown..........

Who goes BOOM BOOM POOP !!!!!!!!!!

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January 25, 2014  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If you lost against the 'worst', what does that make you? LOL

Worse than worst?

January 25, 2014  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Bottom line is, when you lose against the worst teams in the league, you've got to ask yourself why and -- what does that make you?"Wow Gasol's got SOME nerve to call ORL the "worst team in the league". Lakers aren't THAT far off.

I was going to say the same thing. The Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA.

Pau Gasol better hope that the Lakers trade him before the trade deadline. Or he's going to be watching the playoffs from home with Kobe.

January 25, 2014  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Lakers and Gasol actualy have been putting a lot of effort and hustle in the last games. The problem is that they lack real talent on that depleted roster hence Gasol's furstation.Nobody in that team plays defense so that kills you every time.

When was the last time a team coached by Mike D'Antoni played defense? Never.

January 25, 2014  07:31 PM ET

The Lakers are not a team. Nick Young gets the ball in the back and runs up court and flings up a shot without anyone else touching the ball. Next game count the number of times he shoves up a shot as soon as he gets the ball?

January 25, 2014  09:40 PM ET

the Lakers need to get used to it...there team is garbage

January 25, 2014  09:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't worry, Gasol....you'll be dealt by the deadline and have your fresh start.It's all about them ping pong balls!!!!

TANK away! lol

 
January 25, 2014  09:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

TANK away! lol

Better than the Cavs. Cleveland is actually trying and has their best player....but they still suck.

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