The Lakers lost to the 76ers yesterday 103-99. Not a team that the Lakers should lose to considering the All-Star lineup they have. The loss took the Lakers to one game under .500 at 15-16. Kobe Bryant has voiced his disapproval over the struggles they've had this season. He made an observation that most of us realized last off-season. "They're old as ****."
ESPN "Because we're old as ****. 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 want to do on nights when we
don't have those legs or have that energy.
"You just saw an old
damn team. I don't know how else to put it to you. We're just slow. You
saw a team over there that was just younger and just had fresher legs
and just played with more energy, and we were just stuck in the mud. I
think individually we all have to figure out how to get ourselves ready
each and every game to have a high level of energy. That's all that is."
Kobe is 34, Pau is 32, Nash is 38, Howard is 27, World Peace is 33, and Jamison is 36. Not a lineup that most would pick to win the NBA title this season. Definitely not a team that will likely succeed in a fast paced Mike D'Antoni offense. Although Kobe is 100% right in what he said, it's probably something he should try and keep to himself next time.
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