Fresh off the Lakers’ tremendous meltdown against the Wizards on Wednesday, Pau Gasol was a guest on a radio show in Spain on Wednesday and spoke candidly about the Lakers’ offensive woes this season.
“(There is) lack of concentration, overconfidence and a certain level of selfishness, in general. I’m not a person or a selfish player, but we have to move the ball more, and we have to look further the team game, because we have enough talent to use different players.”
Kobe Bryant had a dreadful shooting night on Wednesday, needing 31 shots to score 30 points. That included stretch where Kobe shot 1-for-8 as the Wizards mounted their 21-point comeback. With that in mind, Gasol might have a point by saying the Lakers need to share the ball more. Good luck getting Kobe to buy into that.
But Gasol’s comments do represent an apparent growing dissatisfaction among the players with the way Mike Brown has been running the offense. Kobe reflected similar sentiment just before the All-Star break.