From Pau Gasol to Joe Smith: Assigning Each Laker A Nickname

Pau Gasol- The Savior

Pau Gasol changed the direction of the Lakers the minute he joined the team, transforming them from a playoff team into a championship contender almost overnight.

Gasol can dominant the paint and he has the ability to take over the scoring load if needed. Since acquiring the Spaniard, the Lakers have won three consecutive Western Conference champions and two consecutive NBA titles.

Perhaps the worst era in Lakers history occurred during the middle years of the 2000s.  The Lake Show was a mediocre team, and a bid to the playoffs was considered  a successful season. Luckily, Gasol saved the Lakers from humility and helped bring them to the top of the league.

Next: Lamar Odom

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Jokingly Says He Wants To Teach Lonzo Ball How To Cuss A Guy Out

The Los Angeles Lakers made a stern decision this offseason when they handed the keys to their franchise to No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball…

Shaquille O’Neal Gets Statue at Former College LSU

Former LSU Tiger and Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal has had…

Lakers News: Squid Game Creator Responds To LeBron James’ Criticism Of Season 1 Ending

Right before the start of training camp, there is always a lull that makes it difficult for fans to get by without live…

Kyle Kuzma Discusses Possibility Of Lakers, NBA Players Taking Coronavirus Vaccine

As the world continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the rollout of a vaccine has given hope…