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Kobe Bryant on Lakers: “We’re old as s***”

Jan 2, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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It was as if the Ghost or Losses Past came to visit the Lakers Tuesday night — Philadelphia was more athletic, more aggressive, got big nights from young stars Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner (combined 48 points) and the Lakers looked a step slow. The result was a 103-99 Lakers loss that looked like so many Lakers losses this season. Games where the other team worked harder than the Lakers.

So Kobe Bryant, what is going on with the lack of energy? (Via ESPNLA.com):

“Cause we’re old as s—,” said the 34-year-old Bryant when asked why a lack of energy has been a problem for L.A. all season. “What do you want? We just got to figure out how to play when we don’t have that energy. We got to change things up a little bit defensively. We got to figure out what we want to do offensively, figure out what we want to do on nights when we don’t have those legs or have that energy.”

Where did the phrase “old as s***” come from anyway? Outside of the people on “Hoarders,” who keeps old excrement around?

Moving on…

Somewhere, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers are sharing a laugh. Those teams would like to remind you that they are young and energetic nightly and will continue to be in the playoffs.

And Kobe was energetic Sunday night — 36 points on 29 shots, grabbing six boards (no assists, but when the guy you pass to misses the shot you don’t get credit). The problem was the inability of the Lakers perimeter defenders to be anything more than an orange traffic cone for Holiday and Turner to dribble around and get a good look (and the Lakers interior defensive rotations were not impressive, to be kind). That and the 3-of-19 combined shooting night by Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

The problem is the Lakers are old and are not making up for the lack of spring in their legs with smart play and veteran savvy (see the San Antonio Spurs for an example).  I’d say the Lakers aren’t playing their system but I’m not sure what the system is exactly.

And it doesn’t look like there is an easy fix for a Lakers team that can’t get over .500.

  1. bozosforall - Jan 2, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    When Kobe said “s***”, he actually meant “Boston”…the team, the city and especially the fan base.

    • loungefly74 - Jan 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      thank you bozo. Boston is old (and by several accounts, a very racist city…but thats neither there or here…:))…so is San Antonio…who, by the way, good luck on getting future stars to come and play at the ol Alamo…

      • bozosforall - Jan 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

        The rest of the NBA only wishes that they were LA. Absent the meddling of David Stern, the Lakers would have secured the services of Chris Paul. Imagine that. Both the Rockets and Hornets would have been better off as well.

      • loungefly74 - Jan 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

        and you know what? thats cool. F stern. Lakers know we do sh*t to always be in the mix for a ring.

      • infectorman - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

        Thanking Tool-shed extraordinaire? defender of all things LA and NYC?
        huddled deep in the recesses of his Mama’s cellar, morphing into the Superhero that fights his imaginary enemies from Boston?

        Lounge ole’ boy, you’ve sunk to new lows.

      • bozosforall - Jan 6, 2013 at 1:17 AM

        AIDSinfectedman…Boston will ALWAYS be second fiddle to big boy cities like NYC, LA and Chicago…but keep on crying like the rest of your loser fan base.

      • loungefly74 - Jan 6, 2013 at 11:22 PM

        LOL! now…that was funny, infectorman. well played, sir. hmmm…hey man…im allies with all types…even bozo. he keeps us on our toes.

  2. bobbybouche305 - Jan 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    0 assist says it all…..the one guy he did pass it too missed????damn…

  3. infectorman - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    BOZO the tool-shed is STILL whining about CP.

    Yup!
    The sky is blue, water is wet and KoME is a Hun. Some things never change

    • bozosforall - Jan 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      Meanwhile, AIDSinfectedmn is still taking guys’ tools up his keister. Some things will never change.

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