Kobe Bryant more frustrated with Lakers teammates after Clippers blowout
Kobe Bryant expressed continued frustration with his teammates to media Thursday night after the Lakers' 125-101 loss to the Clippers.
"It's not a good feeling at all," Bryant said. "Once things got difficult, we need to step up and meet that challenge. I'm not very happy right now, and hopefully my teammates feel the same way."
Bryant seemed to be beyond hope that his teammates were sharing his frustration with their 25-29 record, immediately pointing out their behavior after the 24-point loss.
"After we lose by 20 or 30 points, we definitely can't be laughing and joking around with a team that just kicked your ass, that's for sure," Bryant said.
"Just focus on how bad you want it and how important this is," Bryant said when asked what he wants his teammates to do during their five-day break before resuming the season against the Celtics on Wednesday.
ESPN's Dave McMenamein points out that Bryant also spent some time talking to the enemy, meeting with former teammates-turned Clippers Ronny Turiaf and Matt Barnes in the training room after the game.It's not the first time Bryant has expressed his frustration with the team's disappointing play or his strained relationship with key free-agent addition Dwight Howard.