08:12 AM ET 12.27 | With some faith in the idea that his team will come around, Phil Jackson is asking for forgiveness. "Just be patient with us," Jackson said. Were those words directed at the media or at the impatient Lakers Nation? Jackson delivered those words after a thorough beat-down by the Miami Heat on Christmas. His team has lost consecutive games, both by double-digits, both in a humbling fashion They were games the Lakers were expected to win. "Just be patient with us," Jackson said. "We'll get it back in order. We'll be fine. We'll measure this season and come out where we want to be, I think, at the end."