The basketball world was absolutely floored Sunday when the L.A. Lakers' hopes of a three-peat came to a screeching halt.
The Lakers were swept by the Dallas Mavericks in a series capped by an embarrassing 36-point drubbing in Game 4.
Fans and analysts are pointing to several reasons for the Lakers' demise: age, poor perimeter defense, lack of focus.
But the prevailing theory is that Pau Gasol was distracted by the fact that his girlfriend broke up with him right before the playoffs started. To make matters worse, Gasol's girlfriend was apparently counseled and told to break up with him by none other than Mrs. Kobe Bryant.
Let's take a closer look at the woman who single-handedly took down the Lakers dynasty.