NBA Playoffs 2011: Pau Gasol and the Reasons the Lakers Are Home Early

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Pau Gasol and the Reasons the Lakers Are Home Early
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Pau Gasol has been the target of Laker fans' wrath for years and his disappearing act against Dallas has earned him some of the worst criticism of his Lakers tenure

For the first time in 12 years, the Lakers have been swept out of the postseason. For the first time in four years, they won't be playing in June, and now they face an uncertain future without head coach Phil Jackson, who reiterated that he coached his last game after the Lakers' 36-point, series-ending loss.

Over the next few days, there will be plenty of finger pointing as Laker fans play the blame game to figure out how their dreams of another three-peat ended in a barrage of Dallas three-pointers.

Here are the main players that deservedly earned their fair share of criticism in the second round, starting with the Lakers' invisible All-Star.

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