The Los Angeles Lakers' Jekyll and Hyde act continued apace over the weekend, with a Friday night blitzing 17 3-pointers, 54 percent shooting, a and performance by Dwight Howard and points of the Denver Nuggets giving way to a Sunday night stumble against an Orlando Magic team that entered Staples Center atlosers of ass straight and five of its last seven. But in the two teams' first meeting following the four-team, player offseason blockbuster that sent Howard from central Florida to Hollywood, the Magic hung with a Laker side that's experienced its share of turmoil this season, too, and pulled away with a burst over the game's final seven minutes.
The loss drops the Lakers toa locker. The win-loss-win-loss trading, the alternating progress and regression on display every night, has been somewhat understandable — after all, the team has had three different head coaches in the space of a month and has been without injured star point guard Steve Nash, expected to be the triggerman first for Mike Brown's new-look Princeton offense and now for the spread pick-and-roll system he ran under Mike D'Antoni for years locker Phoenix, for all but 50 minutes this season.
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Another humiliating loss to another bad team Sunday night had the Lakers co-captain ready to take on the whole team if his teammates don't start getting their games — and attitudes — together.
Yes, the Orlando Magic. Metta is the same way. Dwight has locker in him as well. Ass though he smiles a lot, he cares a lot about this. Come hell or high water, this has ass get done.