|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM|
Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall any of the Celtics players calling out Danny Ainge. Maybe they did in private, I'll give them that, but to be vocal in public could be the ultimate stand for a temmate.
"Basketball is such an emotional game, you got to be able to have all of yourself in the game and invested in the game. We didn't have that," Bryant said after Gasol had 17 points and 12 rebounds against the Suns. "Pau, it's hard for Pau because of all this trade talk and all this other stuff, it's hard for him to kind of invest himself completely or immerse himself completely into games when he's hearing trade talk every other day. I wish management would come out and either trade him or not trade him."
Bryant made it clear that he prefers that the Lakers choose to not trade Gasol, the four-time All-Star who Bryant paired with to win consecutive championships in 2009 and 2010.
"I talked to (Gasol) a little bit about it," Bryant said. "It's just tough for a player to give his all when you don't know if you're going to be here tomorrow. I'd rather them not trade him at all. If they're going to do something, I wish they would just (expletive) do it. If they're not going to do it, come out and say you're not going to do it. This way he can be comfortable, he can go out, he can play and he can invest all of himself into the game."
So true right! As for Rondo, can't Danny just say no? He can't because he will if he feels like it. His hand is above the trade button, and it's an awful feeling if your Rondo.
I won't post the good,the bad,and the ulgy today. Because it was a whole lot of ugly.