Kobe Bryant: "We Always Suck on Christmas"
Kobe Bryant blamed the Christmas holiday for the LA Lakers 96-80 loss to the Miami Heat. We always suck on Christmas, he said. They should just take us off this day.
The 2009-2010 NBA champions showed little fight in the blow-out loss at the Staple Center. Bryant blamed lack of focus and the absence of hard work and preparation for the poor showing. I think these games mean more to our opponents than they do to us, he said in a post-game interview.
The loss is the second consecutive by the Lakers for the season. They also lost their Christmas 2009 match-up.