Marc Gasol's Thoughts On The Victory That Snapped The Grizzlies' 11-Game Losing Streak Were Explicitly Relatable
“Guys have taken more ownership of their mistakes and it’s starting to look more like us. Obviously, now we’ve got to put together more games, more wins, and guys need to get used to having a little more confidence with the ball in their hands, and get used to playing together. Overall, we won, so fuck it.” - Marc Gasol
After being embroiled in a losing streak that was one defeat away from spanning an entire month and had his relationship with a universally beloved coach that recently became unemployed getting over-examined, I'm actually impressed it took Marc Gasol that long to use words that required a Parental Advisory warning.
"We won, so fuck it" isn't exactly the most professional way to respond to a question about rebounding, but - overall - it is the most relatable. As far as I am concerned that answer was the exasperated athlete equivalent of the deepest sigh of relief, because there's no way someone who was as happy to get a win under their belt as Marc Gasol gave one ounce of a shit about detailing how it was attained.
All that verbal vomit about cohesion and confidence was probably about as satisfying as a painfully forced dry heave, so I'm glad he finally let his true feelings take the mic before he left it in of an asterisk and an exclamation point. Not every 'fuck' is well-deserved, but - after having both his team and his reputation take it on the chin the last few weeks - dare I say this one was necessary? As someone whose explicitly exhaled after enduring far less than a professional shaming, I think I do.