Kobe Bryant is not happy with his teammates after being blown out by the LA Clippers 125-101. After the game Dwight Howard among other teammates were seen joking around and talking to Clippers players. Kobe as most Lakers fans probabaly don’t like heading into All-Star break on a bad note.
The first half of the Lakers’ season is mercifully over, and as wretched as it’s been, the last day was the worst. It is well known that Buss has not been around the Lakers for much of the past year, suffering from various health problems, but reports circulated Thursday that he has been hospitalized with cancer. As the news echoed around Staples Center, the Lakers lost for the third time to the neighbor Clippers, and once again the game wasn’t close. The Clippers romped 125-101, capturing the season series for the first time in 20 years and proving the Lakers’ recent victories a mirage. The Clippers scored 101 points through three quarters and notched their season high with four minutes left. They made 16-of-30 three-pointers. The Lakers looked finished at halftime.
“I’m not happy right now and hopefully my teammates feel the same way,” Bryant said. “You have to reflect on how important this is to you and what it means to you.”
Without calling anyone out, he added: “After we lose by 20 or 30 points, we definitely can’t be laughing and joking around.”
Bryant is heading to his 15th All Star Game and first with a losing record, 25-29. When he was reminiscing about Parker and Mihm, it was during camp, in the context of how far the Lakers had come from those dark days. Now, their record is even worse than in 2004-05, the only time Bryant has missed the playoffs.