EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- It rained Thursday in Los Angeles for the first time in many, many months. But the storm clouds were thought to be hovering over the Lakers' practice facility.
Following another non-competitive lossthis one to the Jazz in Utah Wednesday nightthe Lakers fell to 1-4 and it seems as if things are actually getting worse for the team, rather than better.
They are playing bad basketball most of the time, but the worst thing about it is they're also playing seemingly without any passion.
"Mike Brown needs to change his message," said Lakers' Hall of Famer and 3-time World Champion James Worthynow a television analyst for the team. "Whatever he and his coaches are saying obviously isn't working." As harsh as that sounds, it might be a genuine understatement.
And then there's the "Kobe Death Stare" video making its way around the internet, showing Bryant looking infuriated last night when Brown came walking by him...