here is how i answered him:
When I found about Pau Gasol being traded to LA, I was
in total shock, but in a good way. We basically gave
up a big man who could play alright defense and a
promising point guard who wasn't even in the rotation
for an allstar who would fit in incredibly well in the
My expectations for Pau's first game is that he will
get a huge standing ovation for at least a minute or
two. I think that Pau will do very well in his debut
and get us the win. My prediction is that he will get
the bulk of the shots because of Kobe's injury.
What surprises me is that Pau fits in with the team and
the triangle offense amazingly well even in his first
game with the team.
Pau brings leadership and basketball smarts to the
Lakers. I don't think this year because of all the
injuries, but I think Pau will ultimately bring the
Lakers a championship in the near future.
On another note, Since I live in AZ, I get to see the
Suns fans' reaction towards the trade and every one of
them thought it was a great trade. Some wouldn't say
it up front, but I could tell on their faces they
I'm going to the Lakers vs. Suns game next Wednesday
and am extremely excited about it. I Can't wait to
beat some Suns but!
Thank you for your questions and time. Lets go