Pre-season? It doesn’t matter for the defending champs. They weren’t pleased with their performance and held a players meeting.
Inside The Lakers: Displeased by their play in Friday’s exhibition loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers players held a meeting among themselves to remind themselves they can do better. Coach Phil Jackson said he was glad to see the players policing themselves, even after only two games into the exhibition schedule.
“They felt like they didn’t give the right kind of effort,” Jackson said this afternoon. “It wasn’t a bad effort, but nothing went right for them. It was just a little opportunity for them to talk about the right kind of energy.”