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The struggling Lakers had better make the adjustments they need, Kobe Bryant warned, or "I'll kick everybody's ass in this locker room if that doesn't happen."
"That's just the attitude you have to have," Bryant said after the Lakers' 113-103 home loss to Orlando on Sunday night, which dropped the Lakers to 3-4 under new coach Mike D'Antoni.
"Metta's the same way," he added, referring to Metta World Peace. "You know, Dwight (Howard) has that in him as well; even though he smiles a lot he cares a lot about this thing."
Howard was one of the main culprit's during Sunday's fourth-quarter turnaround, in which the Magic scored 40 points while Howard went 7 for 14 at the free-throw line to finish 9 for 21.
Howard, who had 21 points and 15 rebounds, walked off the court without shaking hands with his old team.
"If he's upset, it affects the team. So everybody's mood changes and it becomes more serious," said Bryant, who scored 34 points. "But truthfully, his biggest thing is just conquering the free throws a little bit."
On Pau Gasol, who had 11 points and has the been the target of criticism for his conditioning and his inability to adapt to D'Antoni's system, Bryant had this advice:
"Put your big boy pants on. Just adjust. Just adjust. You can't whine or complain about it."
Told that D'Antoni fears losing the 7-footer, Bryant replied: "As long as I'm here we're not gonna lose him."
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Tweet Things are getting testy in Los Angeles. Speaking to the media after the Lakers’ 113-103 loss to the Orlando Magic, Kobe Bryant in classic Kobe fashion had some choice words regarding the team’s struggles: “I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room if it doesn’t happen,” Bryant said. “It’s the attitude you have to [...]
The Black Mamba is pissed.
And I mean pissed.
After getting stomped by the worthless Magic (113-103) last night, Kobe had this to say about his teammates:
“I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room if it doesn’t happen. It’s the attitude you have to have. Metta is the same way. Dwight has it in him as well. Even though he smiles a lot, he cares a lot about this. Come...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard hit his first three-pointer since the 2006-07 season in the final seconds of the Lakers 122-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Howard scored 28 points with 20 rebounds and three blocks while Antawn Jamison led the team in scoring with 33 points. The Nuggets were led by Danillo Gallinari with 19 points while Denver's high energy Kenneth...
PAU RIGHT IN THE KISSER
The Lakers star apparently is extremely frustrated with his teammate, saying the following to reporters about Gasol: "Put your big boy pants on."
Dwight Howard said he's happy with the Los Angeles Lakers but wont commit to staying with the organization past this season. "We're not going to talk about it," Howard said Saturday to the Los Angeles Times. "We're not getting into that." Click Link To Read More! "This is a place that I've always prayed that I could be a part of something...
When the Lakers got Pau Gasol in a trade for a bag of air in 2008, that was seen as a robbery since Pau Gasol is one of the most talented power forwards in the game. Basketball fans saw the basketball abilities of Pau Gasol as he helped Kobe Bryant reach the Finals when he arrived and eventually winning a title the year after.
Recently, Pau Gasol has not been himself. He...
Kobe Bryant made an interesting comparison when talking about Andre Iguodala.credit: wikipedia.org
In the midst of the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring Dwight Howard, the Nuggets also made a big move in the same trade, bringing swingman Andre Iguodala to town. Both teams have had their fair share of troubles so far this year, struggling to adjust to some moving pieces.
Kobe Bryant has...
HOUSTON -- In complete control for the majority of Tuesday's game, the Los Angeles Lakers collapsed down the stretch and watched the Houston Rockets swipe an improbable 107-105 victory at Toyota Center on Tuesday night. It was not the way the Lakers hoped to open a three-game road trip. The Rockets (9-8) trailed by as many as 17 points and didn't take their first lead...