Pau has been inconsistent all year. And before we start focusing on kobe, let's keep in mind that: odom played al summer and was 6th man of the year, kobe had a serious knee injury and worked his way back into shape, as did bynum, who mircaculously did not injure his knees again. Pau was off all summer and is smart enough to know he would need to be more of a leader - not just during games, but in practice. Pau did not respond to adversity. He wilted from it. This article is almost as soft as Gasol.