Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers: How Kobe Can Instill Championship Mentality in His Team

January 4th, 2011 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »
There are no words to describe just how pathetic the Lakers’ season has become. 

Oh wait, there’s “disgusting“, “underperforming“, “demoralizing“, “apathy-ridden” and “lifeless”.

Those seem to do the trick.

After Bryant's somewhat slow start to the season (by his high standards), he’s finally regained a little bit more of his usual scoring efficiency, though he’s still on pace for his lowest field goal percentage in six years.

That’s just Kobe. Nine times out of 10, when ongoing issues afflict his performance, he addresses them before the playoffs start.

That’s not the problem, at least not anymore.

The problem is that the rest of the Lakers are essentially living out a fan’s dream. Not only do they get to attend Lakers games for free, while getting the best seats in the house, they get paid for it. And quite handsomely, mind you.

The roster will cost the Lakers front office $95.3 million this season, the highest in the NBA. So far it's a safe bet that it doesn’t feel like it's getting the ...

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