Kobe Bryant was the first Laker to walk off the floor at the end, expressionless and not sticking around to exchange pleasantries.
At this point, what is there left to say?
The Lakers are losing at home and on the road with the same regularity, a 117-110 defeat against the Utah Jazz on Sunday night at Staples Center the latest in a season full of them.
A team that began the season with NBA Finals-or-bust aspirations has perfected the second part of that equation, falling to three games below .500 for the second time.
The last time it happened, after a previous loss to Utah, the Lakers fired their coach.
Mike D'Antoni is (presumably) safe for now, though not much has changed over the last month.
Bryant did make a statement on the court in the final moments, uttering an expletive as he walked back toward the Lakers bench during a timeout with 15 seconds left.
- LA TIMES
Boy oh boy