"It's fun to win but when a team comes back on you the way the Hornets did tonight, and you're not there as a high-quality player and a competitor, it's frustrating," Gasol said.
When D'Antoni rushed his starters back in to staunch the bleeding, Gasol just sat and watched.
"It's a challenge," Gasol said. "I'm challenged every day to keep my calm and keep my peace and not let my emotions take over my words."
The Lakers pulled out the victory (111-106). Gasol is doing his best to accept his new role, but make no mistake, he's not happy with it.ALSO: