Kobe Bryant Says The Lakers Have ‘Heavy Legs’ Right Now

USATSI_8133410_154224518_lowres

After the Los Angeles Lakers’ second straight embarrassing preseason loss to the Golden State Warriors, questions arose about what was wrong with the Lakers. The Warriors shot 56 percent and got any shot they wanted as the Lakers were unable to keep up.

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

One reason why the Lakers struggled may have had to do with the Lakers practicing so hard. According to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters, Kobe Bryant said that the Lakers had heavy legs tonight:

Bryant seemed to imply that the Lakers were worn down some tonight, but according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, he believes the Lakers will be fine and fresh before the regular season begins:

Byron Scott has been very hard-nosed this training camp, focusing on defense and conditioning. Kobe even said himself that he had never run this much during a training camp. It can, however, have some consequences, and the Lakers may have felt that tonight.

This style of practicing was never meant to go on once the regular season comes around and Scott knows that. If a couple of bad preseason games means the Lakers can run around forever during the regular season, Scott will surely take that tradeoff.

However, with the Lakers being hit with the injury bug already and Steve Nash not feeling quite right, Scott may have to tone it down a little earlier than expected.

[divide]

Kobe Bryant’s Challenge To Jeremy Lin


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Kobe Bryant On Next Lakers Leader: ‘Win Championships Or Nothing’

For the last 19 seasons, Kobe Bryant has been the one constant…

Lakers News: Hawks’ Trae Young Picks Kobe Bryant As One Player He’d Want To Team Up With

Kobe Bryant was a tremendous basketball player and meant so much to the game…

Shaq: “It Don’t Get No Easier” Than Playing With Kobe Bryant

In a recent interview with Sam Amick of USA Today, former Lakers…

Nike Unveils First Kobe Bryant Post-Retirement Shoe

With the Los Angeles Lakers adjusting to life in their first season without Kobe Bryant in the past 20 years, the future Hall of Famer is similarly moving forward…