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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  18 responses

Kobe Bryant Blamed Fatigue for Lakers’ Loss in Detroit


Kobe Bryant thinks it was largely fatigue that doomed the Lakers in Detroit, as they suffered one of their worst losses of the season to the lowly Pistons. (I blame the ridiculously hilarious black mask Bryant wore at the start of the contest.) From the LA Times: “Bryant blamed his woeful eight-for-26 shooting night on fatigue related to the whiplash injury and concussion he suffered in the All-Star game. He played with incredible efficiency in his first three games after a hard foul from Dwyane Wade that also caused a broken nose. But he disintegrated Tuesday after ditching the clear mask he had been wearing for a black mask with smaller dimensions. He missed five of his first six shots and traded the black mask for an equally small clear version. Nothing helped. His one solid moment, a 19-footer that sent the game to overtime with the score tied at 78-78, was quickly forgotten after he missed all three of his overtime attempts. He finished with 22 points. ‘Everybody just kind of played tired,’ Bryant said. ‘I definitely was a little tired. I should have stayed in bed like I’ve been doing instead of coming to shoot-around [Tuesday] morning.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com TADOne

    That’s right Kobe, look for a ready made excuse. How about you just got beat. I swear I cannot hate a pro athlete more than this character.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    he went for the zorro look last night

  • Justin G.

    As self aware as Kobe is, you’d think he’d know how bad this will sound. I mean, he was probably right. Him and the rest of the team were probably tired but who says the Pistons weren’t too? Christ, the whole league is tired with the schedule they’ve had all year. Dallas is playing 9 games in 12 nights but we (at least I) didn’t hear them play the “tired” card or the “we didn’t have Dirk tonight” lines when they lost to a couple lesser teams. Just say something to the effect of “We just didn’t have it tonight” and move on

  • TheTwoTimer

    Another excuse? C’mon all the teams are tired with the compressed 66 game schedule. Alot of teams are fatigued but I don’t hear them saying that. Just admit it Kobe, you got beat and give Rodney Stuckey some credit, he burned you guys out there!

  • Fat Lever

    Kobe’s turning into MF DOOM.

  • TimmyJim

    I don’t know kobe… bynum and gasol shot pretty well, maybe they shoulda got the ball more since you’re tired

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    *Yawn*

  • Paul H

    The phantom of the Opera continues to avoid reality.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Paul H continues to avoid daylight.

  • Paul H

    Speaking of avoiding reality, there Is Agent Orange right on q. And yes that was a reference to your similarity to a toxic compound.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    The TRUTH HURT Paulie…R E A L I T Y! lol

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Orange, don’t type yawn, it makes me yawn..

  • jags

    dont make an excuse KB24. tsk tsk tsk

  • bull22

    hahahahhahhaha kobe is a trip, did he not say that fatigue from 3 three straight finals runs lead to them being swepted last year.. how about you got your arse beat.

  • robb

    he was fatigued. Pau had a good game and Bynum was very effective (13-18 FG, 4-5 FT plus 14 boards). Get some rest 24.

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com MoveOverBacon

    “Kiss the Rings biotch!”

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Shut up Kobe.

  • Mooney10

    Prob tired form missing 18 shots in the game, pass the ball man! I was tired pfff…Dropped 30 in every game since all-star break and against one of the worst teams in the league you’re tired. What is tired is the excuses, you’re team is stacked and you’re record is brutal on top of that if I were a Lakers fan i’d be concerned. You beat the Heat and then lose to Detroit?
    The man simply can never admit actual defeat, ie (Wrist, nose, knee, whiplash etc etc..) Win or lose do it with some dignity. I bet he wishes they won the game just so everyone could ride him for his shot that sent it to OT, premadonna

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