Lakers Exit Interviews 2012-2013 Season Day 1 Recap

Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 4.25.42 PMJodie Meeks said his ankle is getting better, but it’s still hard for him to get a shoe on. On whether or not the team was able to get closer through the adveristy,

“I think ESPN and First Take was telling us how we couldn’t make the playoffs and everybody else in the world but this team never bought into that. We always believed in one another and we believed in our coaching staff.”

It’s known that Jodie Meeks and Dwight Howard have had a close relationship. Jodie had this to say about Dwight after last night’s loss to the Spurs.

“I think the ultimate thing is losing: Nobody likes to lose because when you lose you’re easily forgotten, and nobody wants to be forgotten in this world.”

Jordan Hill started off his exit interview talking about the status of his injury. He said right now he feels “80-85 percent” and he should be 90-95 percent come training camp.

“It tightens up on me here and there but no pain.”

When Hill was in New York, he played under Mike D’Antoni, but says that D’Antoni was the “same coach” in New York that he is in LA.

“He just likes to play small ball.”

Hill touched on the frustrations of dealing with a coaching change and watching his minutes dwindle.

“It was definitely frustrating when I was playing in the beginning of the season especially doing so well and a new coach, Mike D’Antoni came…and I slowly see my minutes slowly start to drop until they was gone. What was going thru my head was what did I do wrong? I just waited for my turn to come back, and once it did I just ran with it. It does get frustrating especially from playing to not.”

Antawn Jamison was scheduled for an exit interview this afternoon but did not show up. According to the Lakers spokesman, it is unlikely he will have an exit interview. Antawn Jamison will have surgery on his right wrist tomorrow at 7am.

Pau Gasol, Darius Morris, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and Steve Blake are scheduled for exit interviews tomorrow.


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