Kobe sounds off

SAN ANTONIO — Here’s what Kobe Bryant told reporters at the shootaround this morning when asked about the Lakers’ lackluster play going into tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs: “We haven’t really been pointing at anything, that’s been one of the problems. We don’t really get too excited about anything anymore. I’m excited about this game. I’m excited about the challenge of it and hopefully the rest of the guys are too.” Bryant has been rather talkative when he hasn’t been avoiding reporters. He didn’t talk after Monday’s practice, but did after the Christmas debacle after avoiding the media for three days after he was ejected from the Lakers’ loss to the Bucks on Dec. 21.