The Los Angeles Lakers struggling without their top veteran players on the court comes as no surprise, and neither does the news that Kobe Bryant is having a hard time dealing with watching his team have a hard time on the court.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Bryant has become so frustrated with watching the team struggle that he has continuously trash talked his opponents including putting them down and saying that he won’t talk to players who are on a losing team.
Nick Young on the trash talk he hears from Kobe: “I don’t talk to players on teams that are 20 games under .500″
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 17, 2014
With Kobe already making it clear that he would like to see the Lakers fire Mike D’Antoni during the offseason, there could be a fractured locker room if and when he returns to the team.
You don’t want to hear about your star players coming down hard and belittling the younger players on your squad, but this may just get chalked up as Kobe being Kobe.