Kobe Tells Pau Gasol To Consider Losing Some Weight

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Pau Gasol is blaming his struggles this year on Mike D’Antoni’s system but Kobe sees another potential problem.

“I told him I thought the thing that really helped me out, I dropped some weight,” Bryant said, via Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times. ”I told him he should probably measure it himself, see if that’s something he needs to do himself. As we get older, our metabolism slows, we quietly become a little heavy.”

Kobe makes a good point here because as players begin to age, you’ll notice a lot of extra fat. Maybe Gasol will take Kobe’s advice and start hitting the treadmill.