Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/6/14
Things are not getting any better for the Los Angeles Lakers, and it would appear that the team’s struggles are starting to do a number on Kobe Bryant. The Lakers have lost nine of their last 11 games. On the rare occasions that they play well defensively, they don’t score enough points. When they put up plenty of points, the defense isn’t there. After L.A.’s loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports said Kobe sat his locker with his uniform on until well after the team bus had left. Everyone else on these Los Angeles Lakers had showered, dressed and bundled themselves to march out into the coldest night across the past two winters here. As the clock lurched past midnight in the losing locker room, the team bus gone, Kobe Bryant still wore his purple and gold jersey inside a tiny cubicle. For some reason, he was holding onto one more night, one more loss, a little longer on Monday. He had marched past the Michael Jordan statue in the United Center, embraced Scottie Pippen courtside and understood he had never been so far away from those six championship banners hanging above him. Bryant said that whatever the Lakers are trying to do “isn’t working,” and he took much of the blame for not being able to get the ball to teammates who are struggling like Dwight Howard. Kobe said that his chemistry with Howard has been lacking, but that he has tried desperately to help him deal with the pressures that come with playing in L.A. “I’ve constantly tried to help him out, tried to talk to him,” Bryant told Wojnarowski. “Two o’clock in the morning, three o’clock in the morning. Texting him. Sharing reading materials. Anything to try and help him. He’s coming off a major surgery in a market where it’s just merciless; where there’s demands and responsibilities of athletes. It’s been tough on him.” The Lakers are 17-24 and slowly falling out of playoff contention. Kobe said that the team needs to “get back to basics,” which may be a lot easier said than done. After the game, he tweeted the following bizarre picture. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata calms me down when I reach my breaking point #relaxandfocus twitter.com/kobebryant/sta… — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 22, 2013 Maybe the Lakers need Beethoven to calm them down. Maybe the best is yet to come. Perhaps they have yet to establish enough chemistry and will light up the NBA down the stretch. Or, it’s possible that this team is just too old and not built to play together. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we envision them to. H/T Deadspin The post Kobe Bryant sounds like he is getting incredibly frustrated with losing appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Kobe Bryant seems very frustrated with Jeremy Lin questions (Video) Kobe Bryant leaves interview after being asked if Lakers can guard Thunder (Video) Kobe Bryant on Lakers’ lack of energy: We’re old as s—
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Saints love TE Josh Hill following Jimmy Graham trade

Darren Sproles' role is growing for the Eagles

Barkley, Reggie Miller condemn Indiana religious freedom bill

Report: Rick Barnes not expected back at Texas

Metta World Peace interested in coaching at St John's

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Knicks want Marc Gasol, do they know what they’re asking for?

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' for Rockets

Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Russell Wilson to suit up for Texas Rangers Saturday

Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

WWE unveils Ultimate Warrior statue

WATCH: Tom Brady jumps off tall cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Dominique Wilkins in HORSE

Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should they tank?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rick Barnes not returning to Texas?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.