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Bryant tired of joking around

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08:09 AM ET 02.15 | An unfortunate reality may finally be sinking in for the Lakers. "It's not a good feeling at all," Bryant said, the shame of a 125-101 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers hanging over him. "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." The problem is, Bryant seemed to know before those words even left his mouth that his teammates' minds weren't in the same head space as his, as he tries desperately to turn this season around. "After we lose by 20 or 30 points, we definitely can't be laughing and joking around with a team that just kicked your [butt], that's for sure," Bryant said.

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February 15, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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JGB did you watch the game? I watched until right before half time and it was like a 1 point game before I passed out. I saw the score today and was like WTF?

same lol

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February 15, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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JGB did you watch the game? I watched until right before half time and it was like a 1 point game before I passed out. I saw the score today and was like WTF?

Lakers probably ran out of gas.

February 15, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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Its not too late.......but the fat lady is certainly starting to put her girdle on and starting to tune up the vocal chords

Oprah isn't singing yet.

February 15, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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That fits in with what I noticed from watching a couple Laker games over the past couple weeks. The Lakers definitely have talent and ability, but they don't manage their energy well, and they fail to close out games. Part of that falls on the coach not managing the players' minutes well enough.

Correct.

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February 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Strike Mamba, strike!

Not joking either...

February 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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did you have the taste of honey nut cheerios in your mouth as you went to sleep?

Writing a Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds like song?

 
February 15, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Hey Dwight...where you listening??

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