Lakers Rumors & News Recap: 0-2 and Kobe is Frustrated
Yeah. He went there. Kobe Bryant told all the Lakers haters and confused fans to chill. In fact, he told everyone to “shut up.” ESPN tweeted some of Bryant’s comments during today’s media session and the five-time champion responded to the concern some people have about the Lakers’ 0-2 start.
Despite his words today. Kobe himself is frustrated about the last two games. It’s been 10 games and this current Lakers team has not won a game together. But 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.
“It’s going to be a little edgy because I’m not a very happy camper around here right now.”
Lakers fans feel you, Mamba. However, the season is not done and there are plenty of games to come.
Dwight Howard has been considered the league’s best center without much debate. The superstar center won the Defensive Player of the Year award three years in row. DimeMag.com compiled a list of the top 10 candidates for the DPOY this season with Howard sitting at the top. LeBron James of the Miami Heat comes in at No. 2.
Andrew Ungvari writes a great piece today about the trade of former OKC player James Harden. The Olympic Gold Medalist was trader to the Houston Rockets after an uncertain summer in Oklahoma City. The Thunder were considered the favorites by most to repeat as Western Conference champions, but Harden’s trade has changed prediction. Make sure to read the rest of Ungvari’s article where he details exactly how Harden in Houston will affect the Lakers this season.
Lakers Nation News
Defense Was the Main Problem for the Lakers [Silver Screen and Roll]
Lakers-Clippers: Streaming Preview [Silver Screen and Roll]
Steve Nash Injury: Lower Leg Contusion [Silver Screen and Roll]
Steve Nash Doubtful to Play Against Clippers [Silver Screen and Roll]
The Strategy Session: One Play, Two Actions, Same Result [Forum Blue and Gold]
Rapid Reaction: Mavericks 99, Lakers 91 [ESPN]
The Panic Button: Defusing the Lakers Panic [SB Nation]
Lakers Fail to Show an Identity as They Fall to the Mavericks [Eye on Basketball]
Kobe Bryant, Lakers Lose Opener, Pressure Builds on Mike Brown [USA Today]
What the Lakers Need to Work On [Lakers Report]
(Almost) Hitting the Panic Button with the Los Angeles Lakers [Grantland]
Lakers, Fans, Frustrated With 0-2 Start [SB Nation]
Lakers Vets’ Sense of Urgency Kicking in [ESPN]
Lakers TV Provider Update [Lakers.com]
Lakers/Trailblazers: Still Searching For A Win (And An Identity) [Forum Blue and Gold]
Day 1 of Lakers’ Princeton Offense is Not Pretty [Sporting News]
Kobe Bryant ‘Not a Happy Camper’ Over Lakers Opening Losses [Eye on Basketball]
Branding Brooklyn [SB Nation]
James Harden and Houston Rockets Agree to Five-Year, $80 Million Contract [ESPN]
5 Rules for Extending NBA players [SB Nation]
New Kinds of Players, Same NBA Duties [TrueHoop Blog]
Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Regrets Guaranteeing a Title [Ball Don’t Lie]
Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers Agree to Contract Extension [ESPN]
Warriors, Curry Reach Agreement [Hang Time Blog]
Doc Rivers of Boston Celtics Says Rajon Rondo’s Foul on Dwyane Wade Was Not ‘Punk Play’ [ESPN]
Chicago Bulls Finally Have a Good Day [SB Nation Chicago]
Andrew Bynum Sits; Sixers Willing to Wait [Yahoo Sports]
Kenyon Martin Wants Back in NBA [ProBasketballTalk]
New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets Opener Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy [ESPN]