"If that's the way [Jackson's] going to be, that's the way he's going to be, and I'll probably have to move on," Payton said. With no rancor, Payton expressed frustration with his role in the team's offense. He isn't the focal point of the Lakers' attack, which features Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. Payton goes minutes at a time without shooting. And while Jackson juggles minutes among Bryant, Payton, Derek Fisher and Kareem Rush, Payton said Saturday that he shouldn't be the one who has to sacrifice his game.

Anytime someone complains about the triangle I laugh. Hard.