"It was an odd time for a players-only meeting -- minutes after a blowout victory over Portland -- but the Los Angeles Lakers felt they needed to clear the air. So, according to sources, team leaders Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher gathered everyone together in the Lakers' locker room Monday night and tried to set the tone for the second half of the season.
Their message was clear: Trade rumors do not matter; your feelings about management or the coaching staff don't matter; all that matters is that the 14 men in that locker room support and believe in one another. If they stay together and stay on the same page, they can get to where they want to go as a team."
This was unveiled this morning amidst another trade scenario where Pau would be traded, once again, and Michael Beasley may go to Los Angeles. Moreover, former Laker, Magic Johnson had this to say on twitter:
Have to admire what Kobe said having
One thing is for certain, L.A. needs to emotionally check themselves out of these trade rumors and just win games.
Remember, boys, the NBA is a business first and foremost.
Until next time,