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Photo Credit: Steve Dykes / EPA On January 23rd the Los Angeles Lakers lost on the road to the Grizzlies 106-93 and dropped to 17-25 to 12th place in the Western Conference. Most experts by now had completely counted the Lakers out and gave them no shot at making the playoffs. The story of the Lakers’ ineffectiveness and futility headlined SportsCenter nightly because the thought of the Purple and Gold not being in the playoffs was mind boggling. A meeting was held before the Memphis game to “clear the air” where Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant shared thoughts on the team, which reportedly got heated. Kobe was told to share the ball more and Dwight Howard was told to simply play basketball and not complain. Steve Nash’s responsibilities changed from handling the ball to being a spot up shooter. Kobe Bryant became more of a facilitator than a scorer and compiled a whopping 35 assists over the next three games, all wins. They were playing team basketball instead of “look at Kobe go one...
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