Lakers Examiner: Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Kurt Rambis had some choice words about his team during halftime of Wednesday’s 115-110 victory over the visiting Phoenix Suns.
The Lakers looked sloppy once again on both ends of the court, and Rambis was not afraid to let FSN reporter Michael Eaves know it at halftime:
Overall, our defense isn’t where we need it to be. Our aggression level, our intensity is not where it needs to be…
If this is a team, this Laker team, that wants to go where they say they want to go, which is back to the NBA Finals and win a championship, you don’t let those things become distractions, you got to fight through those types of things. Whether it’s fatigue, travel, you’re groggy from sleeping, you got to find a way to wake up and play with emotion and intensity. We didn’t see that in Sacramento, and we’ve seen it in moments in this ball game, and these are things that have to be corrected with this ball club.