Mike D’Antoni: Lakers “Get Demoralized Or Something”

Mike D'Antoni

After the 137-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets at home, head coach Mike D’Antoni feels the Lakers don’t have that certain grit needed to get through hard times. Giving up the most points this season, D’Antoni said his team gets demoralized according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

With the Lakers playing 10 of their next 11 games on the road, D’Antoni decided to quote Winston Churchill in an attempt to get his team through difficult times:

With an opportunity to get back to the .500 mark on this four-game home stand, the Lakers couldn’t come together after they found out Kobe Bryant would be out six weeks. While this team was capable of making the playoffs, they have been marred by injuries and being shorthanded has caught up to them.

With the Lakers 14-20 and five games out of the eighth seed, Pau Gasol may be headed to Cleveland. Although both teams couldn’t come to an agreement on Sunday, they will continue talking tomorrow. If the Lakers are able to trade Gasol and waive Andrew Bynum, they will save more than $20 million in salary and luxury taxes.

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Coach D’Antoni Says Team Gets Demoralized, Quotes Winston Churchill

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