Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Pau Gasol Is Here To Stay
Pau Gasol has developed a lethal one-two punch with Kobe Bryant over the years, and those two helped bring the Lakers back to glory in 2009 and 2010. After being traded to Los Angeles in 2008, Gasol changed the Lakers overnight and guided them to three consecutive Finals appearances from 2008 to 2010.
However, in the past few seasons Gasol has struggled to return to his championship form, and his future with the team has been in question. Gasol was nearly traded in the Chris Paul deal, but after a league veto the Spaniard remains with the Lakers.
Gasol will now enter the final year of his contract, and he says he wants to continue to play for the Lakers and hopefully add another championship ring to his collection.
It was a busy week for the Lakers Nation video crew, which included an interview with new assistant coach, Kurt Rambis, and a look back into Magic Johnson’s legendary career.
New Laker, Nick Young, has been making noise this summer at the Drew League but like the best of them, Young was on the wrong end of a monster dunk. Make sure to check out the video, where Young handles getting dunked on like a pro.
According to ESPN, the number of teams who wear the jerseys next year could jump to five teams, wearing them up to 12 times next year. Additionally, it was also reported that 20 teams may be selected to wear these sleeved jersey at least once next season. Among the teams slated to wear them at least once are teams playing on Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day games.
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