Expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers are relatively low right now. While some believe that the team will be better than last year, most are in agreement that they are far from championship contenders.
New head coach Byron Scott appeared on The Dan Patrick Show and while he admitted there is a lot of work to be done, he still has only one goal in mind:
I think there’s a lot of people here in Los Angeles that understand that it’s gonna be a tough road for us, we have a lot of work to do. I understand that, I think Mitch, Jeanie and Jim understand that, but it’s still not gonna stop me from telling guys I want to win a championship.
This falls right in line with his star player as Kobe Bryant recently said that all he is focused on is winning championships. And Byron is ready to put in the work necessary to achieve that goal, much like Kobe.
It is that belief in Kobe that makes Scott confident, even though he admits that he still needs to learn about the rest of his team:
I don’t know how good we’re gonna be, I got a lot of guys that I don’t really know so I got to get to know these guys and see what makes them tick. But I got one guy that I do know what makes him tick, and that’s a great piece to have.
The Lakers are hoping to surprise some people this season and Kobe will be a major part of that. With veterans like Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer and young players like Julius Randle, the Lakers have some very intriguing pieces. Time will tell if they come together.[divide]
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