I’m not a happy man right now, needless to say. The Lakers played horrible basketball on both ends of the court. Particularly on the offensive end. They looked sloppy. Slow. Confused. And after falling behind late in the second quarter, they just couldn’t find their way back into the game.
Kobe Bryant had an odd night. One that is just rare and as a Laker fan you just have to forget about it, because you probably won’t see anything like it for a couple more seasons. Kobe shot just 6-19 from the field, ended up still with 20 points but easily could of had 35 or 40.
Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum were horrible. Man I can’t wait until the big Spaniard gets back and healthy. I don’t think I’ve ever had as great of an appreciation for Pau Gasol than I do now. He truly is the second best player on the team and has such a big influence offensively and defensively.
Ron Artest could have had a better game, but he was on the wrong side of 3 really horrible calls by the officials. It was very disappointing to see the officials just take Ron Ron right out of the game like that.
Shannon Brown was incredible again tonight. And I also thought that Josh Powell gave the Lakers some good minutes. But Sasha, Farmar, and Walton were bad. I really don’t like watching those 3 guys play right now. They just can’t cut it.
All in all, expect Kobe to gather the troops and get this Laker team regrouped and re-focused.