Kobe Bryant On Teammates: ‘I Don’t Want Pushovers’

After the loss to the Phoenix Suns, Kobe Bryant talked about how he wants Jeremy Lin to take control of the offense. While Lin spoke about still finding his “niche” and “role” after two games, the point guard was aggressive against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Mamba Strikes Back” T-Shirts? —

Late in the fourth quarter, Lin waived Kobe off and drilled a three pointer late in the shot clock to give the Lakers the lead. Following their third straight loss, Kobe talked about the possession and how he doesn’t want “chumps” as teammates via Lakers Nation senior writer, Ryan Ward:

Despite their third straight loss to start the season, the five-time champion felt the Lakers figured out some things. With Lin getting comfortable with running the offense, this will allow Bryant to play off the ball and attack.

With the Lakers taking on the Golden State Warriors on the second night of the back-to-back on Saturday, Los Angeles will look to build on this loss. After their fourth game in five nights tomorrow, the Lakers will have an opportunity to rest and get some more practices in.

[divide]

Kobe Bryant Reacts To Elbow/Trash Talking Scuffle With Dwight Howard


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers Forward Nick Young Impresses Again In Preseason

It wasn’t that long ago that Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young seemed to be a near-lock to find himself on the waiver wire….

Luke Walton Wants Lakers To Focus On ‘Same Purpose’ And ‘Same Priorities’ Instead of Potential Lineups

With the Los Angeles Lakers improving their depth behind a slew of signings in free agency, head coach Luke Walton has tried different lineups during…

Video: Nick Young Hitting The Water Slide After Workouts

During the NBA offseason, players have a lot of time on their…

Game Recap: Lakers Come Apart In Fourth Quarter, Fall To Pelicans

The Los Angeles Lakers were looking to end a five-game losing streak,…