Kobe Bryant Blames Himself for the Lakers’ Latest Loss

by January 21, 2013

Asked to chase around point guards the last few games, not too surprisingly, Kobe Bryant’s field goal percentage has begun to fall off a cliff. He struggled once again on Sunday to find the mark (10 of 32 from the field), leading to the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest defeat. Bryant said he’s happy to take the blame for the team’s second consecutive defeat. From Twitter, the LA Times and Daily News: “This one is on me. Couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean if I was sitting on a boat. Had plenty of easy looks, #noexcuses gotta get my legs back … No one is more critical of my game then me. #brickcity past few games but they will fall and we will win #countonit.’ […] ‘I’ve just got to rest my legs, man. My shot’s just short,’ he said after scoring 26 points on dreadful 10-for-32 shooting. ‘That’s on me. I’ll take this loss on me, gladly. There’s a lot of easy shots, a lot of them, that I should put down. And I will.’ Bryant will have barely 24 hours to rest. The Lakers continue a three-game trip Monday in Chicago. […] ‘This team needs me on both ends of the floor,’ said Bryant. ‘So unless they’re going to do something roster-wise, I have to continue to push through it.’ Does Bryant believe the Lakers’ front office needs to make a move? ‘No,’ he said. ‘Listen, if this is what we’re rolling with, I can’t make excuses. I have to go out there and do my job.'”