The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 consecutive games.
Dating back to the 0-8 preseason and the 0-2 start to the regular season, this current Lakers team has not won a game together. Dwight Howard has never experienced what it feels like winning for the Los Angeles Lakers and Steve Nash has a .000 winning percentage as the franchise’s new star point guard.
Losing is something Kobe Bryant is not used to and he will do whatever it takes to get his team back on the right track. Bryant spoke to CBS Sports and he voiced his frustration in how the Lakers are playing.
“It’s going to be a little edgy because I’m not a very happy camper around here right now,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said, setting the tone for what the atmosphere around the team is going to be in the coming days. “Some things we have to shore up, and we gotta make sure we keep a sense of urgency.”
There is no doubt that with the talent on this Lakers roster that they could have won at least one of these past two games. The Dirk Nowitzki-less Mavericks should not have been allowed to enter Staples Center and take a victory. The Blazers may be an explosive team, but the Lakers are too big on the frontline to let the opposition torch them for 100+ points.
By the looks of things, it seems as though the Lakers will be punished in their next practice. Kobe does not joke around when it comes to basketball and you can be sure he will get on his teammates to play harder. The Lakers’ next game will be Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, a tough but winnable match for the Lakers.
An 0-3 start would cause panic for the Lakers and that is something Kobe Bryant is trying to avoid.
Check out what Mike Brown had to say about Kobe being “chippy” in practice this week.
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