LA Lakers Rumors: Loss to Clippers Devastating?
Saturday, 05 January 2013 20:54 | Written by Chris Carter
LA Lakers rumors from Friday night (Jan. 4) have Kobe Bryant pretty frustrated. The Lakers lost at Staples Center to the LA Clippers in a pretty bad performance. The game was out of hand before the fourth quarter even began, making the final score (107-102) looking much closer than the game actually was.
Bryant scored 38 points on just 15-of-25 shooting, but most of the team let him down again. Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace combined for just 4 points in 62 minutes, showing just how ineffective they are in the current offense. This could be a bad sign of things to come.
On defense, the Lakers could do nothing to stop Chris Paul, who ended up with 30 points, 13 assists, and 6 rebounds to his credit. He was a one-man wrecking crew, with Blake Griffin chipping in 24 points of his own on just 16 shots. This game was controlled by Paul, though, as he showed who the new king of Staples Center is.
The LA Lakers rumors of discontent in the locker room aren't going to die down, especially since this was basically another loss at home for the team. The Lakers are now just 15-17 on the season and with teams like the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets getting on track, now is not time to slip further in the Western Conference standings.
Do you think that Kobe Bryant is about to blow up on this Lakers roster? Are the LA Clippers (now 26-8) the true kings of Los Angeles?