Blech. That’s kinda how it felt inside the locker room after the Lakers strange loss to the Sixers on Tuesday night.
Lamar Odom kind of summed things up.
“Next,” he said, when a reporter asked about the team’s mood after the sour loss. “Next practice, next game. It’s just a game that we have to put behind us as soon as possible.”
We expected Kobe Bryant to be irritable and upset after the loss, but seemed to be in a similar mood as Odom.
“Do I look concerned?” he said, shrugging his shoulders. “No, I’m not concerned. It’s just a good lesson for us. It’s a lesson learned and thats the key. Sure you want to win all these games, but you also want to learn from them so when you get in the post season it doesn’t happen again.”
Pau Gasol seemed a bit more openly disappointed, saying that “we just weren’t controlling out there” but noting that “I’m pretty sure we’re on the same page. Now we just need to take care of what we need to take care of and play our basketball.”