Kobe is NOT happy about the Lakers latest loss and he’s had enough! The Lakers dropped to just 8-9 after taking an L to the Magic last night and Kobe blasted Pau Gasol because of his inconsistencies and struggles and then had some words for the entire team.
Kobe on Pau Gasol:
“Put your big-boy pants on,” Bryant said after the Lakers’ 113-103 loss to the Orlando Magic on Sunday. ”Just adjust. Just adjust. You can’t whine about it. You can’t complain about it. Heck, I’m 34 years old, and I’m running screen-and-rolls out there because Steve (Nash) is out, and my ass is running up and down the court more than I ever have in my entire career. But you have to adjust to it.”
“The reality is, I’ve adjusted, I’ve never run this many screen-rolls in my entire career. But, I’ve worked on it. I’ve worked on handling the ball. I’ve worked on coming off of screens and making plays. I’m used to being in the post much, much more but you have to adjust.
“You have to master what it is that we’re trying to do here and Pau is talented enough and he’s good enough to be able to do that.”
Kobe on Team:
“There’s no excuses to be made, there’s no whining. No putting your head down. We’re here, we have the talent to make adjustments, we have to make them. Period.
“I’ll kick everybody’s ass in this locker room if that doesn’t happen. That’s the attitude that you have to have. Metta (World Peace) is the same way. Dwight (Howard) has that in him as well. Even though he smiles a lot, he still cares a lot about this thing. Like I said, come hell or high water, it has to get done.”