Kobe Bryant stuck his injured foot in an ice bucket and tried to relax. His star-studded Los Angeles Lakers are off to their first 0-3 start in 34 years, and even he isn't sure why nothing is working so far.
''It's particularly hard for me, because I'm not the most patient individual in the world,'' Bryant said. ''But you have to be. You have to be. You have to stay persistent. You have to stay committed to what you're doing, and just keep on trucking.''
So far this season, the Lakers have been a mighty 16-wheeler broken down on the side of the interstate - while their Staples Center co-tenants are cruising down the road.
Chris Paul had 18 points and 15 assists, Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Clippers beat the winless Lakers 105-95 Friday night.
Bryant scored 40 points and Dwight Howard had 13 points and eight rebounds while battling constant foul trouble for the Lakers, who are 0-3 for just the fourth time in franchise history. Steve Nash sat out with a bruised left le...