Kendrick Perkins said it and so did Kevin Garnett: The man is soft.
There is no denying it.
Derrick Fisher has more grit and he’s almost a whole foot shorter than Pau.
Before the game, Pau had a responsibility to be at Staples at least ninety minutes before tip-off. He had not arrived yet. He was late.
What happened later? He got pushed around the entire game.
Here’s what he had to say: "I wasn't very sharp. I couldn't get into a good rhythm. I didn't get myself going at all.” Gee, those symptoms showed even before you waddled your way into the arena after disembarking you Porsche Cayenne S.
Let’s see that again: "I wasn't very sharp. I couldn't get into a good rhythm. I didn't get myself going at all.”
Yeah, no kidding!
But no one wants a summary. Anyone watching the highlights could have concluded that.
This was the time to say, “Once again, I let second rate players dominate me (Gray) and I gave people incentive to indict me on the lackluster style that has unfortunately come to characterize my game."
Is Pau an aspiring musician?
This is sports! He should try grit. Heart. Passion. That makes up for sharpness and rhythm any day!
“I didn’t get myself going,” Pau said.
Pau, baby, bubba-boy, L.A. does not need you to be rhythmic or sharp or get yourself going. They simply need you to play with passion and enthusiasm and energy EVERY night out. By the way, there are other incentives that are supposed to remedy players who have trouble “getting themselves going,” i.e. millions of dollars a year. Three-peats. Rings. Etc.
It seems the league has covered that issue. So where you at, big guy?