Monday, April 25, 2011
Please look at the Lakers offensive/defensive win shares since Gasol joined:
Bryant= 8.6/4.0 , 5.4/4.0 , 6.4/3.2
Gasol= 9.8/4.2 , 6.8/4.2 , 9.3/4.2
Ergo= Gasol #1 in LA on BOTH ends of the court.
Apart from all that, of course Bryant acts all diva with his ankle. He has a big marketing campaign going and his contract in LA runs to 2014, so he has a "reputation" to make plausible to the masses. Thankfully Bynum was there to save the day after his horrendous 11pts/3rebs game. (After the game Bryant talked about Bynum like a master scolding his cotton picking slave... nice conference douche bag (But don't worry, LA will 3-peat, Gasol & Co. will do the work, and Kobitch will once again smile for the camera.)