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Lakers News: D’Antoni And Kobe Disagree On Lakers Start Reviewed by Momizat on . After Kobe Bryant downplayed the Lakers 10-9 start without him, saying, "It's not like we were gangbusters before," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni expressed hi After Kobe Bryant downplayed the Lakers 10-9 start without him, saying, "It's not like we were gangbusters before," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni expressed hi Rating: 0
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Lakers News: D’Antoni And Kobe Disagree On Lakers Start

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Kobe BryantAfter Kobe Bryant downplayed the Lakers 10-9 start without him, saying, “It’s not like we were gangbusters before,” Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni expressed his difference of opinion with that assertion according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLA.

“I have to disagree with that,” D’Antoni said after Tuesday’s practice in preparation for their matchup against the Phoenix Suns. “We were 6-2 in the last eight and I thought we played extremely well, winning three on the road. So, that’s not quite right. I’m really proud of what the guys did.”

Surely we do expect Kobe Bryant to hold this team to a higher standard, but D’Antoni makes a great point.

Laker fans had every right to be proud of how this team has performed without Bryant. They battled through multiple injuries, and have played one of the strongest schedules of all the teams in the NBA. Despite all that, they still managed to somehow finish above the .500 mark.

The Lakers are now looking to build some new chemistry with Bryant back in the starting lineup. He didn’t fare too well in his first game, finishing with a line of nine points (on 2-9 shooting), eight rebounds, four assists, eight turnovers, and two steals in 28 minutes. Bryant was so displeased with his performance  to the point that he gave himself an ‘F’.

Tonight we can expect a much better effort from Bryant against the Suns, as he’ll continue to develop a rhythm with his body and his teammates.

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  • Paytc

    Hey both coach and Kobe are right. A 500 ball club is a 500 ball club no matter how you slice it. Now if we want to say they have played well as of late sure but you must consider the strength of the schedule too. We want to be able to beat playoff bound teams consistently. Kobe gives us the best dance at this point to do that. The team did exactly what I hoped and expected they would do. Be near or above 500 when Kobe returns. Now lets see where we go from here.

    • Paytc

      I guess I was thinking about the title dance when I put the word “dance” where “chance” should have been. I do hope we dance and celebrate a few more championship titles before Kobe retires :-)

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I give credit to the Lakers for competing and being 10-9 in the absence of Kobe.

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