It was interesting to read in Mike Bresnahan's story of Oct. 2 that Kobe Bryant has decreed that his teammates must score more points and not leave all the scoring up to him.
All us folks with any remaining interest in the Lakers' soap opera think that is a great idea! However, before it can happen someone (perhaps old what's-his-name, the coach) should explain to Kobe that before his teammates can score more they must occasionally have the ball.
Grey R. Brooks
Media day is supposed to be about optimism and looking forward to a new, untainted, clean-slate season. Well, it was untainted for about five seconds until T.J. Simers started slathering his doom and gloom all over everything. Do us all a favor and send him to report on the Galaxy or the Avengers or something no one watches. That way he can't poison our beloved Lakers with his painful pessimism.
The Lakers, according to Phil Jackson, have no problem with Kobe Bryant's profanity-laced tirade against teammate Andrew Bynum, but the U.S. Women's World Cup team kicked Hope Solo off the team for rightfully criticizing the coach for substituting a goalie who had a good game three years ago.
Either the U.S. team has over-reacted, or the Lakers are seriously under-reacting.