Originally Posted by ihatetimthomas
I'd say Pau Gasol has been huge for LA this year. He has really picked up his game as of late and has become our most consistent player. He has 7 straight double doubles and that began on the lengthy road trip. In the last 7 games, he is averaging 18.6 ppg, 14 rpg, 3apg and 1.7 bpg. This is a guy who was basically traded pre season and has been involved in just about every trade rumor there is. I credit him being a consummate professional and having a much stronger mentality than I initially thought. This is a player who got the Lakers over the hump to get the Lakers 2 titles. I love what Pau is bringing to the floor right now. He is all business.
Fans say Pau is soft. He's not soft at all. You don't play as many minutes and as many games as he does and consistently put up good numbers night after night season after season being soft.