Another 24 hours day is about to pass, while the Los Angeles Lakers have lost another basketball game. The two seem to go hand-in-hand these days.
However, this one was a little different.
First things first, Kobe Bryant didn’t play and not only did they lose in Oklahoma City, Los Angeles was defeated by 40 points. Yes, 40 points!
Following the game, head coach, Byron Scott, decided to add to the disconnect he already has with the guys in the locker room.
“Those guys looked like they were scared tonight or intimidated by [Kevin] Durant and [Russell] Westbrook,” Scott stated. “They didn’t play well at all and really just got embarrassed by the way we played tonight.”
Oh, but there’s more.
“Like I told them, I said, it was pathetic in every area. We didn’t come to compete, and they just played harder than we did. Like I said, it just looked like we were in awe of that teAm.”
As expected, rookie D’Angelo Russell disagreed.
“I only can speak for myself,” Russell said. “[I’m] definitely not scared.”
Julius Randle backed up his teammate.
“We didn’t have energy. We didn’t play with energy. We didn’t play as a team,” Randle stressed. “[But] we definitely weren’t scared.”
I understand that Scott is a very honest and upfront individual, but when your team is struggling they are, maybe it’s best to just keep some stuff in house.