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Could this be a turning point for the Los Angeles Lakers?
According to the Los Angeles Times, the team had a meeting before today’s shoot around and aired a few things out:
They held a clear-the-air team meeting before Wednesday morning’s shoot-around, with Kobe Bryant very directly asking Dwight Howard if he disliked playing with the long-time Lakers star.
“Guys went at each other a little bit,” said a person who witnessed the meeting.
Mike D’Antoni apparently told guys to stop complaining about touches and play defense.
Steve Nash said he’d play the way that best makes the others feel comfortable.
Kobe Bryant confronted Dwight Howard, which might’ve lead to Howard telling the media he had been “immature” to complain about his lack of touches after the previous game.
This is exactly what I wanted to see: no more politeness. No more exchanging pleasantries. The team had to talk and sort things out. Everybody needs to be held accountable.
With tonight’s game just hours away, we won’t have to wait long to see if today’s heart-to-heart will have a positive effective on this train wreck of a season.