Kobe Fuming, Tough Games Looming: Do Mounting Losses Mean Laker Trouble Brewing?

December 27th, 2010 by CyberCosmiX Leave a reply »
Going to keep it real here. Give a real fans opinion, and not pull punches.

The Lakers historically haven't always showed up ready to play on Christmas, so I'm not going to focus on the Christmas day game. They've lost ugly on Christmas before and have won rings that same season.

The Lakers are a championship-level caliber team, they deserve the benefit of the doubt and give them credit for being able to bring themselves out of ruts. Especially being that they are a Phil Jackson coached team.

However, at no point since Pau Gasol arrived in L.A. have the Lakers gone through so many stretches of poor-play than they've displayed so far in the first 30 games this season. Rather than isolated issues and tailspins, this has been more a case of lingering malaise.

So although the sky is not falling, this is getting disturbing. Not only for fans, but for the team as well.

Head coach Jackson has uncharacteristically come out and asked Laker fans to "just be patient with us." He continued to say "at this point in the season, with the record that we have, we have to live with what we have. We have a record that's adequate for this point in the y ...

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