Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/2/13
Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant has never held his tongue for anybody. His recent comments prove that this will not change soon for any reason. Bryant told ESPN that the Lakers are losing their bite because they are old. These sentiments feel especially true when it comes to losses around the holidays. After the Lakers dropped game  the day after Christmas to the Nuggets, Bryant brought up the team’s age. “It seemed like we were a little stuck in the mud,” Bryant said then. “We played old, and they played with a lot of energy, a lot of youth, got up and down, and it just seemed like we were in a lower gear all night.” After losing a New Year’s Day game to Philadelphia, Bryant let it rip when asked about the team’s stamina issues. “Cause we’re old as s**t,” Bryant said. “What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don’t have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively, figure out what we
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