Injured Lakers March On
With all the nonsense going on at Heritage Hall, it has been very easy to overlook the Lakers. After all it’s the middle of the NBA season that really doesn’t get heated up until March. Hell just win at a steady clip and no one in LA will notice.
While trying to digest the Lane Kiffin news last night I decided to take some time to watch the Lakers play in San Antonio last night, and it was pretty alarming. Not the 105-85 final score, although it was disappointing since the Lakers made a game of it early in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers have suddenly turned into a travelling MASH unit.
Kobe Bryant: on top of his index finger, he has back spasms so bad he couldn’t even walk.
Pau Gasol: still out with a bad hamstring.
Ron Artest: sprained his index finger in last night’s game.
Sasha Vujacic: sprained right hamstring in last night’s game.
Adam Morrison: was supposed to play in last night’s game but came down with “flu-like symptoms”. As a result Luke Walton got his first playing time since being sidelined with his own injuries.
Three starters, a key bench player and a scrub all questionable in the second game of a back-to-back in Dallas. It’s not looking to good right now.