I swear this isn't going to be the Los Angeles Lakers news and information site, but this one's kind of big. Dwight Howard has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will most likely miss a lot of time. I'm kind of guessing, but since he's not even going to be re-examined for a week, I think it's a safe bet. Pau Gasol was on the wrong end of an elbow to the nose last night against Denver and has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Gasol was originally thought to be okay and was expected to be able to play, but now with the concussion diagnosis, he won't even travel with the team on the Lakers' Texas two-step through Houston and San Antonio.
With zero chemistry and alleged near-fights happening in the locker room, this probably isn't a plus for the Lakers. Then again, maybe it is. Kobe Bryant can shoot all he wants without anyone **coughHowardcough** complaining about it, and maybe Kobe will see that he could use a big center to help out after all.