When teams like the two-time champion Lakers get utterly humiliated as they did by the Mavericks, the logical course of action for sportswriters and fans is to question what happened.
And beyond the obvious issues of help defense, or the inability to guard Dirk Novitzki, a new rumor—the type that traditionally follows a team's collapse such as this one—is floating around:
Pau Gasol's girlfriend, Sylvia Lopez Castro, allegedly broke up with him two weeks ago, and the rumor goes that she may have broken up with him at the behest of Vanessa Bryant, who may have indicated Gasol was cheating.
Again, these are all rumors to this point, and rumors that are usually supported with the, "Well, Gasol didn't play so well in the playoffs, this might explain his poor play, he was distracted, blah blah blah..."
But it got us at Swagger to thinking: What are some of the juiciest rumors that made the rounds involving teammates and the women in their lives?