NBA Finals Game 2: Is Pau Gasol Out of His Mind?

June 5th, 2010 by Paul Peszko Leave a reply »

If you want to beat the Celtics and win the NBA Championship, you don’t go giving them bulletin board material. It doesn’t matter what question a reporter asks. In the NBA and the NFL, you don’t let a reporter goad you into creating bulletin board quotes for your opponents.

This is not MMA. This is not the UFC. Gaining any kind of momentum and having an advantage, no matter how slight, over an opponent in the NBA and the NFL is of the utmost importance.

After gaining the upper hand in Game 1 of their NBA Finals matchup with the Celtics, the Lakers certainly didn’t expect to have the tables turned on them even before Game 2, and by one of their star players no less.

Pau Gasol not only gave the Celtics and Kevin Garnett bulletin board material, he gave them billboard-sized material.

When asked how much Kevin Garnett’s game has changed over the years, here is what Pau Gasol had to say:

"On Kevin's part, he's lost a little of his explosiveness. He's more of a jump shoote ...

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