The Los Angeles Lakers, the team that has arguably endured more injuries than any other franchise in the NBA this season, now has another to add to their list. Pau Gasol underwent an MRI on Monday to reveal a strained flexor tendon in his big toe, which makes the big man day-to-day.
While not having Gasol would almost completely decimate this team going forward, it’s just another notch in their injury-belt. Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Xavier Henry are all on the sidelines in suits awaiting Gasol if that is where the big man is heading.
With all of these injuries, the Lakers have predictably been struggling quite mightily. They Lakers have lost 10 of their last 11 games dating back to Dec. 21 and have been a wreck for the most part on both ends of the floor. Now sitting at 14-23 for the year, the Lakers are quite distantly separated from the playoff picture in the talented and competitive Western Conference.
If you’re a Lakers fan right now, you’re more than likely hanging your head. If that’s the case, look up long enough to read Nick Young’s advice to the fans to help get them through hard times as he and his team continue to struggle.
In a report on Gasol’s injury from Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Young said, When you have relationships, everything ain’t perfect in relationships. Sometimes my girl’s getting on my nerves and I don’t just leave her for not cooking me a nice meal or something like that.”
The Lakers certainly aren’t cooking their fans filet mignon anytime soon, but the ever wise Swaggy P certainly does have a point. Lakers fans have seen a plethora of titles over the past decade and a half and a multitude of them over the franchise’s history. Sometimes there are going to be struggles, but you have to persevere. Above all else, though, trust in the Swaggy wisdom.