The Lakers are back at work tonight for the first game of 2009 at Staples Center against the always tough Utah Jazz. The Lakers are 25-5 and off to their best 30-game start since the 1999-2000 championship season and the Utah Jazz are working on getting a healthy starting lineup.
The Lakers play the Kings at home tonight, and get a chance to avenge their recent loss to the Kings. The 113-101 defeat in Sacramento was their worse loss of the season to date, the team’s first loss to a Western Conference opponent and second in a week to a sub .500 team on the road.
With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.