Last night, as my 12-week-old son and I cringed through the Clippers/T-Wolves game in standard definition, I heard the news I’ve been dreading: Pau Gasol’s injury is possibly more than the fans thought. We were led to believe that he was day-to-day and his return was imminent. Pending the results of an MRI later today, we are now being told that there is a chance he has a tear in his hamstring.
Of all of the nightmare scenarios for players to get injured, I’d have to rank Pau as #2 behind only Kobe. We have proven we can play and win with an injured bynum. I’m confident we could muster through without a healthy Lamar for a decent period of time. Anyone else could be cover-able- at least in the short-term. But Pau- well let’s just say that the Lakers haven’t lost three straight since acquiring him for a reason.
Let’s hope for some good news later today that has something other than “Out for ___ weeks” in the prognosis.