The Los Angeles Lakers shocked the world when they rode a hot bench on opening night to beat the Clippers, and they showed that this team won’t just roll over like they were predicted to do. Now, over two months later, the Lakers are 14-22 and have lost nine of their last ten games.
They have been battling injuries all season long, and they have turned to younger guys to try and salvage their season. Kendall Marshall is one of those young guys, and he seems confident in the Lakers’ chances to turn it around on Friday night against the Clippers. According to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Marshall has guaranteed a win:
“I’ve already guaranteed a win to him,” Marshall said when the Lakers play in a designated road home Friday against the Clippers at Staples Center. “I also told him that if he ever guards me, I might go for 30 [points].
He is clearly taking a jab at his former college teammate Reggie Bullock, and I don’t think he is unwise enough to make a guarantee like that. Marshall has played well for the Lakers, averaging nine points and seven assists since joining them in December.
This could be some fuel for the Clippers, but they shouldn’t need any on Friday.