"I wanted to win the game. That's the reason." - Mike D'Antoni on why he benched Pau Gasol

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 5 years ago '09        #1
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The Bully 350 heat pts350
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"I wanted to win the game. That's the reason." - Mike D'Antoni on why he benched Pau Gasol
 

 
He wasn't hurt. He didn't ask to come out. New Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni simply felt Antawn Jamison gave the Lakers a better chance to win the game. And when Jamison fouled out with 2:12 to go in the fourth quarter, D'Antoni opted to go with a small lineup featuring guards Chris Duhon, Jodie Meeks and Darius Morris.

Asked what he was thinking leaving Gasol, the four-time All-Star, on the bench during crunch time, D'Antoni said simply, "I was thinking, 'Boy, I'd like to win this game.' That was the reason."


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 Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol wants more touches in post - ESPN Los Angeles
pau for mike miller, joel anthony and a future 1st rounderimage

get it done rilesimage

62 comments for ""I wanted to win the game. That's the reason." - Mike D'Antoni on why he benched Pau Gasol"

 5 years ago '12        #2
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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fu*k your offer

but

I don't blame D'Antoni..

Pau been acting like a bi*ch out there for awhile now.

There's only so much longer I can defend and keeping him.

Like many have said before... he plays harder for Spain then he does for us.

I need that 2009-March 2011 Pau back

 5 years ago '11        #3
Backflipz 84 heat pts84
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Cold blooded.
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 5 years ago '06        #4
Rique 60 heat pts60
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lollll Dantoni will be fired soon
 5 years ago '08        #5
Andre3stacks 20 heat pts20
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i have no pity for la after how they did phil. a team can only stack up on talent and win for so long.
 5 years ago '11        #6
KING JAYY 535 heat pts535
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 Rique said:
lollll Dantoni will be fired soon
this.
 5 years ago '05        #7
TattooedMPsz 50 heat pts50
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 The Bully said:
pau for mike miller, joel anthony and a future 1st rounder

get it done riles
not a bad offer lakers need to hop on this deal
 5 years ago '05        #8
monrowe 3 heat pts
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If they had lost they would want his head
 5 years ago '12        #9
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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 monrowe said:
If they had lost they would want his head
Lakers did lose....

by 6 pts

which is better then what I originally thought...
 5 years ago '11        #10
Kobane 163 heat pts163
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Pau for Pittman, Joel and maybe Shane.

Take it or leave it
 5 years ago '07        #11
Bkjj11 3548 heat pts3548
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Mind game for pau to get it together.

Bully with another laker thread
 5 years ago '12        #12
MischiefTooReal 139 heat pts139
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 5 years ago '06        #13
Stupid Fresh 183 heat pts183
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need that pau for smith asap
 5 years ago '05        #14
Dun Language 3970 heat pts3970
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B b b but pau is great


trade that bum already
 5 years ago '10        #15
smokinthe420 4 heat pts
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 Kastanova said:
fu*k your offer

but

I don't blame D'Antoni..

Pau been acting like a bi*ch out there for awhile now.

There's only so much longer I can defend and keeping him.

Like many have said before... he plays harder for Spain then he does for us.

I need that 2009-March 2011 Pau back

U want the Pau that carried Kobe to that ring he gots
 5 years ago '12        #16
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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 smokinthe420 said:
U want the Pau that carried Kobe to that ring he gots
Carried is a understatement..

I think you mean the Pau who was actually aggressive back then, and had to come to LAL to get his first playoff win in his career



Not to mention Pau was gone from Games 3-6 in the 2010 Finals but barely reemerged in Game 7 vs the Celtics.
 5 years ago '12        #17
ThePainkiller 347 heat pts347
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Kobe probably told him to sit Gasol's a.ss down.
 5 years ago '11        #18
superdrunken 7 heat pts
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ughhhh
 11-24-2012, 09:54 AM         #19
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 Kastanova said:
fu*k your offer

but

I don't blame D'Antoni..

Pau been acting like a bi*ch out there for awhile now.

There's only so much longer I can defend and keeping him.

Like many have said before... he plays harder for Spain then he does for us.

I need that 2009-March 2011 Pau back


you can only take so much playing with a piece of sh*t teammate like Kobe Bryant
 5 years ago '11        #20
X_WunderKind_X 909 heat pts909
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My thing is... yall see how he acted last time yall involved him in trade talks.... why do it again???
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